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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:16 PM
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11. See post #7
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New York party hacks think spot checks are fine, as long as their candidate is ahead -- and this applies to both major parties! Only when they're behind, or fall behind in the absentee ballot counts, do they think spot checks of the other 95% of the vote aren't enough. The CD-1 race in 2010 is a great example of this hypocrisy. When the Dem appeared to be losing, they were calling for a full hand count. But when he pulled ahead in the absentee ballot count, we heard nothing but crickets chirping.

The losers either concede or go to court, but the courts tell them to piss off because the courts trust the voting computers. We can thank all the hype about the "rigorous certification process" for that misguided opinion.

I suspect TB thinks hand counts would be expensive because of the fees they generate for election lawyers. The cost of actually counting the ballots just ain't that high. If it were, Columbia County would not do 100% hand counts. But they don't pay lawyers' fees to count their ballots and they avoid costly litigation by doing so, rather than allowing the courts to decide who wins. That's a system that's fair, and it works!

The voters are getting screwed in every other county in New York.
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