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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:34 AM
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8. The picture in the Daily News is a new fangled op scanner, which has a touchscreen!
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 01:00 AM by Bill Bored
It may smell like a DRE because it creates digital "ballot images" but it's an ES&S DS200 ballot scanner -- the same one that gives the confusing overvote notification, as it did in FL and elsewhere. But New York has out-Floridized Florida by not learning from the Florida experience. Florida had tons of overvotes in 2000 (due to the butterfly ballot) and in 2008 due to these same ballot scanners. New York had the benefit of several warnings, but did not heed them.

This is a recurring nightmare. See Brad Blog:
NY-23: Officials Were Warned, Over and Again, of E-Voting 'Pilot Program' Pitfalls
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7570

And of course NY has had several recent elections resembling Bush v. Gore in which the courts, rather than the voters, got to decide the winners.

Most New Yorkers are really wonderful people once you get to know them, but for the most part, NY's political class and their sycophants are no better than any other state's.
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