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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:50 PM
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AutoRank on Scoop and VTUSA on Zogby/LandShark Poll! What could be better?

New Zogby Poll on Electronic Voting Attitudes

By Michael Collins for Scoop Independent Media

August 21, 2006

New Zogby Poll: Its Nearly Unanimous - Voters Insist On Right To Observe Vote Counting Plus Other Findings From This Unique Poll

Part I of a Two Part Series.

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This article focuses on three key questions from the survey. The responses reveal public attitudes as they were measured very recently. The outcome should give policy makers and bureaucrats serious pause for reflection upon just exactly what they have done to Americas system of elections and just how far from public beliefs they have strayed.

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Voters Aware of Risks of Electronic Voting Changing an Entire Election

How aware are you that there have been reports of flaws in electronic voting or computerized voting machines that make it possible to tamper with one machine in such a way as to change the results of an entire election?

    Very aware 28.5%
    Somewhat aware 31.8 Aware 60.3%
    Somewhat unaware 14.9
    Very unaware 22.8 Unaware 37.7
    Not sure 1.9

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The breakdown politically is instructive. Combining the very and somewhat aware responses shows a near parity by political identification: Democrats 59.9%; Republicans 58.3%; and Independents, the highest at 63.8% awareness. Dividing the sample by political ideology shows Libertarians with the highest level of awareness concerning the risks of computerized voting, 81%, and Moderates with the lowest at 55.9%. Of interest, Liberals and those describing themselves as Very Conservative were nearly identical in their awareness at 62.7% and 61% respectively.

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Voters Opposed to Secret Software to Count Votes

With computerized electronic voting machines, votes are counted using proprietary or confidential software from corporate vendors that is not disclosed to citizens. Do you agree or disagree that it is acceptable for votes to be counted in secret without any outside observers from the public?

    Agree 13.7%
    Disagree 79.8
    Not sure 6.5

There is overwhelming objection to vendor specific secret software used to count votes outside the purview of public observation. This is a sentiment shared by no less than 70% of the people in any sub-group in the survey. This includes every political party; political ideology; race, religion; age group; educational level; and income group. This included 85.5% of rural residents and 79.8% of NASCAR fans.

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:55 PM
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1. Gee does that make Auto some kind of........?????
Never mind.
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:52 PM
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2. Recommended. One more for the Front Page! nt
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:14 AM
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3. Nice wake up call Wilms...;)
Thanks for posting this. The facts are the facts...the public is sick of secrets,
they demand their rights, and it's time to make a big change in our "rulers" perceptions
and behavior...the sooner the better.

Cheers :hi:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:04 PM
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4. A brilliant effort.
Changing the whole national conversation about voting.


:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 01:46 AM
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5. Nice...
:bounce:
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