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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-09-08 12:10 AM
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33. I'm suggesting that SECRET VOTE COUNTING, unavailable to the public is WRONG

The OP was published about 18 hours ago. If I had the powers of pre-cognition to predict who
would take it and then charge foul, I wouldn't be writing articles on this subject, I'd be at
the track.

Secret vote counting is a function of privatizing elections. We, the citizens, own that franchise.
It can't be sold but it is, all over the place.

State restrictions on who has access to the ballots and who can do a recount, on their own, for
whatever reasons is just plain wrong.

In both Florida and Virginia, there are laws against anybody examining the ballots from an election.
These were post 2000 Florida and designed to make things tidy. All it does is generate serious

When elections are transparent, then everybody benefits, there are few if any questions, and the
system gains integrity.

When a Massachusetts distributor of a national company with strong Republican ties has the contract
for 81% of the votes for their machines

and when another Massachusetts company has the contract for vote tabulation

AND when this is all done in secret,

there are objections to the system period, regardless of who is running and who wins. It doesn't
matter if it's a local, state, or national electoin.
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