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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:09 PM
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Brennan Center says overvoting is just "one of the things that can happen with the [new] machines."
(OMG! You mean there's MORE?)



Fear New Machines Will Confuse Voters
Electronic Scanners Replace Levers at N.Y. Polls Next Month

By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL


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"The new overvote procedure that New York has adopted on these new machines will disenfranchise minority voters and especially African-American voters at far higher rates than white voters," said Wendy Weiser, an attorney at the Brennan Center, citing voting statistics from Florida.

Ms. Weiser said she's noticed very little education efforts about the new machines, and she added, "I am very skeptical any education program can adequately address the overvote problem, which is one of the things that can happen with the machines."

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Last week, Councilwoman Gale Brewer, chairwoman of the City Council committee on governmental operations, and 31 other council members sent a letter to the state Board of Elections calling the machines handling of the overvote "substandard and misleading."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703435104...
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:12 PM
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1. you could just have exit polls
and forget all that voting thingie.
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:28 PM
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2. Coould do, but I read somewhere that they only work with vote-by-mail, like in Oregon! nt
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:15 AM
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3. Of course. But it's outside their jurisdiction.
Their mandate is making sure minorities can cast a ballot. They could give a shit less if computers miscount them, audits are too weak to know that, and budgets are blown.

Looking at the ENTIRE system is hard work, ya know.

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