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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 12:46 AM
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NY: Gov. Signs Near Unanimous Bill to Let Villages Continue to Use Lever Machines
The Senate bill was unanimously passed. The Assembly vote just shy of that.

Cuomo Signs Bill to Let Villages Continue to Use Old Lever Voting Machines

Mar. 1, 2011

Cara Matthews

ALBANY -- Villages that run their own elections can continue to use mechanical-lever voting machines until the end of next year, under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Most village elections take place March 15. Some villages haven't had enough time to budget for the new equipment, lease or purchase it, or test the optical scanners, Cuomo's office said. Not all villages, particularly small ones, have money readily available to make the switch.

In some villages, counties aren't letting them use the counties' machines, or they want to charge villages a fee for using the equipment.

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The new law makes sense for village voters and taxpayers, said Peter Baynes, director of the New York State Conference of Mayors. New York has 554 villages.

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http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20110228/NEWS01... |head

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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 01:12 AM
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1. I sure wish this was still the case here...
We used the new scanning machines for the first tuime during last fall's primaries and I don't like them, or trust them, a bit. Didn't we learn anything from the election fraud of the past few years that took place in other states?! :grr:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 01:17 AM
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2. K&R
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 01:23 AM
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3. I live in Greenwich Village. Can I have my levers back now, please?
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:21 AM
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4. The Village Independent Democrats passed a resolution to keep the levers.
However, they appear not to have much clout with the party elites.

See this thread if you haven't read it yet. It is very telling and disturbing:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 12:32 PM
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5. K&R
Edited on Tue Mar-01-11 12:36 PM by Historic NY
can't use recommend button in proxy...
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 02:21 PM
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6. But only until the end of the year?
Damn!

If New York came out strongly enough against the electronic machines, with an iron clad case for them being corruptible and hackable, then the national dialog about how everyone MUST use electronic voting machines would fall apart.

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 03:18 AM
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7. Stay tuned. nt
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