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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 02:33 PM
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9. Gotcher back here-- I'm a poll worker, too, and...
laugh at these clowns who think hand counting is easy and error free. They don't understand why we went to machines in the first place.

We've got about a thousand registered voters in each ED and I can't imagine how long it would take to count paper ballots if even just half showed up. President, Representative, and myriad state, county, and local offices with a bunch of bond issues and other proposals... Well, I don't have to tell you.

I spent a few years programming cash registers for a living and am well aware of just how easy it is to do it right, so I share the hatred of error-prone or fraudulent voting machines. But, since the entire world is based on electronic counting of cash, inventory, how many M&Ms go into a package... electronic voting is the way to go.

We just had another session on the Sequoia scanners we'll start using this year. Kind of a dry run this year, since they'll only be used for handicapped voting. Next year we have to get rid of the ancient lever machines and use the Sequoia things for real. I'm fairly confident in these machines-- they're built a little flimsily, but they seem to do the job needed.

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