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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 01:29 PM
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The tapes don't have to be modified after election night.
Edited on Tue May-03-11 01:30 PM by gkhouston
Not only can you hack a tabulator to count votes in unique and self-serving ways, you can program it to give you a false tape. That's why the chain of custody with the bags (intact bags, properly sealed and numbered, with numbers matching the election night roster) is so vital. If the ballots were tabulated by a machine incorrectly and false numbers were submitted, you'd be none the wiser unless you went back and counted the paper ballots by hand or on an "honest" machine. Most places I've lived, the ballots went to the county clerk's office. If that's also what happens in Wisconsin, it would mean that the ballots for Waukesha county were in the safe-keeping of Nickolaus for some days before the bags were opened.
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