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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:40 PM
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Poll question: How much faith do you have in touch-screen voting?
Do you feel it is as secure as a paper ballot or do you think it is subject to manipulation without the possibility of verification?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:42 PM
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1. I think there should be a choice somewhere between 1 and 2
Something along the lines of they are vulnerable to certain types of electoral fraud and therefore bear watching.

You know Chicago elections were rigged for years, long before we had any sort of electronic voting system.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:44 PM
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8. I have no confidence in these machines
Do you know who ownes the things and who designed the software . If anything they have done even more to be certain to shift votes without even being near the machines and the scanners are also owned by the same people .
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:48 PM
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2. Paper ballots only , period
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:50 PM
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4. But each precinct in America may average over 12,000 votes?
How do you count all those paper ballots?? Unless you could count them by hand and then put them in the computer to see if the computer comes up with the same number? Sounds so complicated.. :sarcasm:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:07 PM
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7.  how did they do elections 100 years ago.
Seriously, paper ballots with trails are the only way.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:49 PM
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3. I agree with the first responder here.
Elections have been rigged since time immemorial. Not all these touch-screen machines are owned by the Republicans, or even operated by Republicans. So your choice one is falsified no matter what anybody says.

Just because a machine *can* be rigged doesn't mean it *will* be rigged.

But we really need a lot of people on the ground on election day to make sure that our votes will be counted.
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april Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:56 PM
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5. can we ask for a receipt?
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freedomchips Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:02 PM
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6. the question should be...
how on earth can anyone have ANY faith in the touch screens and how are we allowing this to continue?
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