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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 02:11 PM
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4. When I voted last year, it was on an electronic machine.
It had a paper trail as ALL voting machines should.

You inputted your vote, the screen verified it and the machine showed you that it was recording your vote on a teller roll behind a small plexi-glass window.

There is ABSOLUTELY no reason why precincts should even consider purchasing voting machines without a paper recording device.

Machines are fairly reliable but prone to error.
More worrisome is that there is little recourse when HUMAN actions, deliberate or inadvertent, affect the outcome of a vote.
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  -Sorry, your vote has been lost, hacked, miscast or recordered twice. Nov 2004 Popular Science Ellipsis  Oct-16-11 02:27 AM   #0 
  - American democracy: vote if you want, it doesn't really matter, because TPTB will decide for you  renate   Oct-16-11 03:00 AM   #1 
  - Wisconsin has absentee voting... one has to sign the ballot, which is counter to voting anonymously.  Ellipsis   Oct-16-11 03:30 AM   #2 
  - I wish I could rec this 100 times. n/t  Lugnut   Oct-16-11 11:32 AM   #3 
  - When I voted last year, it was on an electronic machine.  toddwv   Oct-16-11 02:11 PM   #4 
  - After reading "Steal This Vote" by Andrew Gumbel  zacherystaylor   Oct-18-11 09:14 AM   #5 

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