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Reply #160: I'm no voting expert. Not by a long shot. Counted votes once, is all. [View All]

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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 08:04 PM
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160. I'm no voting expert. Not by a long shot. Counted votes once, is all.
But Bush v. Gore allowed some extra insight into this stuff. The FL case (in the lower court) had several experts. They all, to a person, testified that a hand count of paper ballots is the most accurate method of determining the outcome of an election. There was absolutly no dissent on this point by any expert. I believe it is actually well established law.

I trust that the experts know what they are doing. There is no expert to my knowledge that supports the vapor votes. So how come we use them. Obviously the answer is political. You say petty reasons. I say criminal intent.

Intent is what we are back to. Why build the vapor votes? You mention an an appalling lack of basic critical thinking in your post. I am trying to apply some basic critcal thinking to one simple question. Why vapor votes?

If there were even just one tiny display of ethical standards in this debacle that you could point to, I might pause and rethink this whole issue. But the obvious lack of any such evidence just makes that whole 'they're just dumb idiots' argument more difficult to wrap my brain around.
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