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Reply #7: It seems like he does. From his article: [View All]

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truckin Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:11 PM
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7. It seems like he does. From his article:
"This demonstrates something Ive been saying for a long time getting new systems and paper ballots was only the first step towards verifiable elections. Now that we have the paper ballots, weve got to work on using them correctly. And that means knowing when we need to count them. In New York State, that means we citizens will have to push for changes to New Yorks election law that allow recounts when warranted, making them more specific and subsequently less subject to judicial fiat. Heres three changes we New Yorkers could make to the law that would get us a lot closer to where we need to be:

1) Adopt risk based auditing methods, replacing the current escalating flat percentage.

2) State law currently requires agreement of both election commissioners to escalate an audit. But this will never happen, because in New York one commissioner is appointed by Democrats and the other by Republicans. And these appointees are expected to represent their parties position in election disputes, particularly in an important race like SD7. So we must change New York law to allow either commissioner to escalate the audit.

(3) Adopt new standards that require a hand count in close elections.

If we can make changes like this, we will be a lot closer to realizing the full potential of our paper ballots than we are today. The new Legislative session starts in January, and as you can see theres much work to be done. Ready to get started?"

Don't want to get in a contest over this, I'll take Lipari at his word. You obviously don't.
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