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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:49 PM
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182. we seem to be talking about several things at once
If I were a CEO, I would neither manufacture paperless DREs nor solicit large campaign contributions for George W. Bush. So you and I don't seem to differ there.

It's a bit pat to say that one party wanted one type of voting machine and the other wanted something else, because some of the early DRE adopters were Democrats.

I keep saying no one would buy this crap for voting and you counter "well, people did buy them". It's like me saying that someone who makes couterfit prescription drugs is a criminal. No one would buy them. And the rebuttal is "well people did buy them so he can't be a criminal". It is exactly the same argument.


Well, no. When people buy counterfeit prescription drugs, presumably they do so believing that the drugs are real. But I don't think anyone bought the paperless systems thinking they were paper systems. So I don't see how your analogy holds at all. What do you think were the motives for buying them?
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