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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 12:17 AM
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23. What? It's OK as long as it's an activist who YOU think is headed in a wrong direction?
I won't name them. You and I have seen many of those in the same light.

We differ here. So that you know, from here it seems that you are traumatized, understandably, by paper-less touch screen. Optical Scan Paper Ballots, the promised land. Hand Counts less likely to succeed. In that space, of course I'm wrong. I don't deny the importance of preventing DRE deployment, but without audits Optical Scan is no better.

Where I am, it's Optical Scan Paper Ballots. Not adequately audited. Nor the Ballot Definition Files reviewed. I see places where Optical Scan Paper Ballots are used, and a 2004 Election is lost. I know levers have low undervote rates, no overvotes, and are immune to wholesale attack. Except those of Bo decrying they don't provide a paper record of individual votes when he might argue that the "system" is HAVA compliant as evidenced by the paper record produced by poll workers at the end of voting.

Even conceding levers in NY, and there are those who may well fight that idea in court, there may be hundreds of Upstate NY rural towns, and townships, and villages that would do well with handcounts. And that would do well to have the money spent there.

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