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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 03:17 AM
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21. The obvious question is
why isn't someone smart enough to rig this also smart enough to make it invisible to the user of the machine? We are so used to believing what we see on screens, the TV, the PC, etc. that we'd assume that if it says "Kerry", the vote goes to Kerry. But why would it even be necessary for it to default to Bush on the screen instead of just internally in the code (without changing the display on the screen at all)?

I'm not pooh-poohing the fraud idea -- I'm just suggesting that there are more clever ways to perpetrate it.

How about this theory?:

Show the error on the screen. Give the voter a chance to fix it, and if he/she fails, or doesn't catch it, then maybe it's not fraud. In this case, ultimately it's the fault of the voter. That way, if anyone gets caught, it's a lesser offense and the right wing media will be all over it, blaming the voters for not being able to read what's on the screens.

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