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SoCalDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-04 01:52 AM
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55. It appears they also have audit trials - 3 for 3
Edited on Wed Nov-03-04 01:52 AM by SoCalDemocrat
Sounds like they may have them. This makes it 3 for 3. States with audit trails on their EVoting match up with exit polling. All other states that don't have the audit trials have an unexplained discrepancy of about +5% for Bush.


"New Hampshire passed a law in 1994 barring the certification of any voting machine in the state that does not provide a voter-verified audit trail. Illinois has a similar law"


Because of such mishaps, Illinois will require a paper record of every ballot in 2006. Although most of Illinois' 110 election jurisdictions use optical scan equipment, two of the largest -- Chicago and the remainder of Cook County -- are considering touchscreens.

Dianne Felts, director of voting systems and standards for Illinois's elections board, said Nevada's primary impressed her.

"It heartened everybody here because we were all so worried that the printers would jam," Felts said. "It seemed to work very well there. Obviously it can be done elsewhere."

But DeForest B. Soaries Jr., chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, questioned whether more populous, diverse counties in other states can pull off as smooth an election.

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