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BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:46 AM
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70. Oh, Bill...Why so doubtful? ;-)

Always seing the glass half empty, my friend? :-)

(I jest, of course, because in this game, one is wise to. Nonetheless...)

The paper is also critical of VVPAT's as they're currently implemented, recommending machines no longer be allowed for purchase with the toilet-paper roles (VVPATs).

As well, in re: the 2009 date for the standards -- A few things you may wish to keep in mind:

+ Folks in Congress are not likely to pass legislation that won't hold up to the 2007 standards (to kick in in 2009. So folks like Rush Holt will likely have the political cover they need to remove DRE/VVPAT from bills like the upcoming new-session revision to HR550.

+ What jurisdiction would be dumb enough to waste tax payer money purchasing machines which would be unusable by 2009 (of course, that presumes they are a state which follow Fed standards).

+ Need further evidence for your elections officials that DRE's are "Game Over"? The NIST just gave it to you.

Looking for a silver bullet? So far, I don't suspect we'll be seeing any. But reports like this are about as close as we're likely to get. I'd suggest this development is gold for those who give a damn about Election Integrity.
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