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Reply #3: The VRA, if enforced, can be the key to getting rid of the crappy machines: [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:10 PM
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3. The VRA, if enforced, can be the key to getting rid of the crappy machines:
Edited on Mon Nov-21-11 08:11 PM by Bill Bored
Sec. 8. Whenever an examiner is serving under this Act in any political subdivision, the Civil Service Commission may assign, at the request of the Attorney General, one or more persons, who may be officers of the United States, (1) to enter and attend at any place for holding an election in such subdivision for the purpose of observing whether persons who are entitled to vote are being permitted to vote, and (2) to enter and attend at any place for tabulating the votes cast at any election held in such subdivision for the purpose of observing whether votes cast by persons entitled to vote are being properly tabulated.

Any voting system that does not permit such observation violates the VRA. I would argue that certain DREs make such observation impossible and that with optical scanners, it's only possible if a full hand count is done at the poll site on election night.

Of course, we could just ignore the VRA, but even GW Bush allowed it to be renewed until 2031! We have that long to use it to get rid of potentially fraudulent voting systems. At the rate we're going, we might just be able to get there.
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