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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 07:44 AM
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Professor To Discuss History Of Lever Voting Machines

Professor To Discuss History Of Lever Voting Machines


February 24, 2011

Bryan Pfaffenberger, a University of Virginia professor, will discuss the lever voting machine and the Automatic Voting Machine Company's role in the history of lever voting machines at 7 p.m. on March 8 at the Robert H. Jackson Center.

Pfaffenberger recounts the forgotten history of the lever voting machine, a history in which Jamestown played a role through Automatic Voting Machine. Pfaffenberger's research traces the lever machine's origins not just to the fight against election fraud in the late 1880s, but also to the social injustices brought about by America's rapid shift to the Australian paper ballot, an election system that made voting difficult for millions of immigrant voters, failed to record the votes of thousands who visited the polls and enabled corrupt election officials to commit fraud with impunity.

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The lecture concludes by surveying the decline of the lever machine at the hands of inexpensive, punch-card technologies, but goes on to describe the Florida 2000 debacle, in which the failure of punch-card technology brought America to the brink of a constitutional crisis.

http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/5801...

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 04:56 PM
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1. K&R
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 04:58 PM
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2. kickety kick n/t
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 05:06 PM
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3. This would be a so worthwhile for anyone in the area to attend.
Hoping Professor Bryan Pfaffenberger's hard work, and concern will be repaid.

Recommending.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:04 PM
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4. KnR! n/t
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 09:48 PM
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5. Hmmm. I thought all we needed to know about lever voting machines is that they're "mechanical DREs."
Never quite got that analogy though since THEY DON'T RUN ON SOFTWARE! :spank:
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