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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:05 PM
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58. well
New York is unique, but if it were not for ERMA, you'd have direct record electronic machines
spread all over the place.

NY had a gigantic amount of HAVA money, and if you'll remember, Sequoia was pushing hard to
sell their DRES.

Keep in mind, that as a Lever state, your natural transition would be to DREs.

I too was accused by some of being pro computerized voting by the hand counted paper ballot
crew in my state. Oh and here in this forum, remember that?

So, if ERMA were to be repealed, the state might end up with DRES.
Maybe not, but that fear/concern may weigh heavily on some people's minds.

Now if NY passed a law to ban computerized vote counting, say like the Netherlands,
then you could have paper or levers.

Perhaps a "Wedonottrustcomputervoting" campaign would be a good idea?

Its possible that if ERMA were repealed the state might keep levers, but admittedly there
is risk.

While you might not agree with Bo, he is a decent person IMHO.

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