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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 05:11 PM
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Oregon will hand-count some ballots
Everyone remembers what happened in Florida. So, how can Oregon trust Tuesday's election results?

A new law passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2007 directs the Secretary of State to organize a hand-count of ballots from randomly selected races and precincts in each of the 36 counties. The count is designed to verify that machines used to tally ballots on Election Day accurately counted the results.

Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has appointed a new Hand-count Advisory Committee which will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to randomly draw precincts and races that will be subject to the hand-counts from a rolling drum.

The committee members are: Lynne Lundquist, a former speaker of the Oregon House who will chair the committee; Susan Leeson, an Oregon Supreme Court justice from 1998 to 2003; David Thomas, retired statistics professor from Oregon State University.

More: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2008/10/or...
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It just baffles me why, after 10 years of inexpensive, hassle free, high turnout success that other states have chosen spendy, unreliable touchscreen computers, long lines, and lawsuits.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 05:53 AM
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1. Excellent! MInnesota started doing this in 2006 n/t
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