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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:16 PM
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20. It's easier to verify who wins individual states. We just don't do it!
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 11:20 PM by Bill Bored
I guess you're an NPVer, but you may not understand how difficult it would be to verify the results of a national election. There are lots of obstacles and just because more votes would have to be switched to rig the NPV does NOT make it more difficult to do so.

Votes are counted by computers. Computers can be hacked, networked, and rigged to count millions of votes for the wrong candidate. The notion that this is any more difficult than switching tens of thousands of votes in FL or OH is outdated. A couple of vendors make all the voting systems in the nation and they are very poorly regulated.

If you want NPV, first you need a national audit of the Presidential election, unless you want to count it by hand or with lever voting machines (not computers).

My OP was more about the prospects for a third party to spoil the Electoral College by winning some electoral votes (states). I'm interested in whether NPV would be a way to stop that, but since NPV does not do away with the electoral college, I not sure why it would help.
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