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Reply #13: I would not expect anyone at the EAC to be pro-lever. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 11:15 PM
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13. I would not expect anyone at the EAC to be pro-lever.
Edited on Sun Feb-03-08 11:20 PM by Bill Bored
They are tasked with implementing HAVA and they have withheld problems with the testing lab that tested most of the e-voting junk used in the country (CIBER). NY knew that proper testing was not going to be done because CIBER's test plans did not conform to the requirements of state (or even federal) standards, regulations and election law. But the EAC withheld the fact that they had decertified CIBER.

I agree that the levers are better than anything electronic. I think there is good evidence for accuracy but only at the top of the ticket where you don't usually have many undervotes. If the "99" problem were severe, we would see more of them, and we don't.

What happens if you drop an op scanner?

On edit --

This part of your NYT edtorial cracked me up

"Suffolk and neighboring Nassau County, where some local legislators have caught Mr. Levys Luddite fever and filed briefs supporting his lawsuit, should not let a misguided attachment to old technology get in the way of a sound, reliable voting system for the 21st century."

That would be great, if only somebody would (re)invent one! :rofl:
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