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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-13-04 06:46 AM
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3. The paper can be rendered useless.
People may look at their "receipt" and verify it.

But, if they pick it up do they see the previous person's votes?
If they don't pick it up, does it stay on the printer shelf?
What if they forget to pick it up, do they lose their vote in a recount?
What if some people walk out with their "receipt" what will a recount be?

It will be useless for the paper recount, and the insipid Republican mantra of "Everyone agrees..." will be followed by the fact that the paper ballots are worthless. Republicans will spin that into the paper ballots are the problem.

Republicans are the problem.

Readable ballots need to be optically scanned. Casting a vote should occur when a person turns in a ballot. (Not a two step: finish touch-screen, read and turn-in paper ballot) Bar-code technology would be easy to implement, printable at home, printable at a polling station printer, very tamper resistant, just still need random checks.
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