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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 10:58 AM
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62. for what it is worth
I've come to view levers much differently than I did 5 years ago.

We can evolve, ya know. :)

I've expressed my opinion before, that with levers, one big advantage is that
risk/loss is limited, it can be confined to 999 votes at a time.

Bill Bored may remember my posting that.

I guess you can call that limited risk.

With optical scan, which I pushed very hard for in my state, you can flip the ballot on
an entire contest in a given slot if you err in setting up ballot definition files.
And we've seen it happen.

But for NC, pushing for Optical Scan was the right choice. But we had 40 paperless DRE counties
and 13 mixed/lever,punch card and HCPB, with the remainder as optical scan.
NC had already legislated the end of lever and punch card in our HAVA implementation, so that left
us to fight for OS as opposed to DRES.

In the end, WILMs I am not arguing against levers.

I just believe that in this case, the point of attack should be against the technology and degree of checks and balances, rather than against a person.

Its just my opinion, for what its worth.


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