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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:58 AM
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Paper ballots NOW!!!! Hand counts Now!!!!!
I haven't posted this in a while and felt it needs to be said on a regular basis.
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Kazak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:07 AM
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1. Kick!
:thumbsup:

Die machines, die!!!
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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:14 AM
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2. Hey Kazak, don't ya think it's time for a tea party!!!!!!
A emachine tea party booohahahahahaha
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Kazak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:13 PM
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5. Most definitley!!
If we must take matters into our own hands, perhaps we should do just that. Can we hold the party a little further south this time? ;)
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Acryliccalico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:15 AM
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3. Keep this chant alive!!
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jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:51 AM
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4. Three random peeks ...
For examples:

In KY (example) - w/ a hot senatorial race and in a presidential year; also w/ a gay marriage initiative on the ballot and 5 U.S. Congress seats contested: One million 794 thousand plus votes were cast in three thousand four hundred eighty two (3482) precincts. That's an average of 515 persons voting at each KY precinct in Nov 2004. That's likely near the peak of turnout for KY.
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In DE (example):
364,724 votes were cast in 435 precincts (also w/ a Gubernatorial race on the ticket) - average number of voters at each precinct = 838.
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WA state (example):
And we know what a hot Gov race there was ...
2,805,913 votes cast in 6,686 precincts. Average number per precinct 420 people.
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I don't know how much variance there is allowed in each precinct's numbers, but in any case a certain "large" precinct could easily be split into ones w/ less than a thousand - as it would appear most are anyway.
I would suppose each state's laws would dictate the size - but it's likely negotiable with the counties' election officials.

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Once the precincts are counted by the election oficials on site - and I think I could do it by myself in a few hours - I would be OK with entering the counties' totals into a computer-based system in order to tally the counties/parishes for the benefit of a speedy state-wide result.
The initial records would be there in b&w for perpetuity.
We don't need the technology they're laying on us to do what's necessary to assure accountability.

...O...

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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:39 PM
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6. agreed
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