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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 09:45 PM
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16. There's a few broken records.
Perhaps I'm one. But your statement seems a bit off from EDS's survey. DREs are losing ground to nearly as insecure PBOS.

"Election Data Services, a consulting firm that specializes in elections, estimated that half the electorate used touch-screen voting in 2006. This year, less than a third will be using the touch screens."

The paper ballots (often not secured, often not audited in a statistically significant manner) are optically scanned by the same kind of computers used to program and tally DREs.

So the elections are nationally insecure regardless of the problems in a few of the basket-case states.

And despite the jesters, I'll bet a few rural areas in PA could make great HCPB districts.

Just sayin'.

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