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Dynasty_At_Passes Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 03:57 AM
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223. I understand what he was trying to say.
Edited on Sun Aug-21-05 03:58 AM by Dynasty_At_Passes
But it just came off as completely hack-jobbed in the context he was saying it.

If he had said that had overvotes not happened for Al Gore and a secure based precinct counter had been used than Al Gore would have won, I would have understood.

But he specifically stated optical scan machines being used in three of those counties would have eliminated Gore's problem, and given him a victory.

And he did so without realizing that those optical scan machines had their memory card switched, and ended up losing votes of at least 16,000 that threw the election. Did those problems ever get rectified? No, not in the recount. That's why the court decision came down the way it did. No one wanted to count the real votes. But that is not the issue here.

The issue is a serious oversight relating to security, and I guess I've addressed that. I just wish that if someone is going to do a study on one vague area of e-voting, they explain specifically what the study is out to address rather than lump it together and call it a comprehensive study.

I want to see scientists take responsibility for that, and if a comprehensive study is going to be done get a team of at least 100 people and staff and then explain all the basis of the study, the logistics, and compare machines by vendor. Its that kind of study which will really be able to tell and indicate what level of fraud and disenfranchisement is happening.

And it takes place with citizens such as in San Diego, who decided they should run another election alongside the "machine" election. This is what uncovered the discrepancies, not a statistical guess.
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