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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 02:02 AM
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12. did you read the OP? IRV incentivizes computerized voting machines
While IRV doesn't require computers, it is so complex to count, and anywhere that has more
than a few thousand votes, will push for specialized software.

This happened in San Francisco and Pierce County Washington.

They are using software that has been found to have numerous flaws, that hasn't been
federally tested or certified, all because of IRV.

Scotland gave up hand counted paper ballots for IRV, and they don't have HAVA.

HAVA doesn't require voting machines anyway, for those who haven't read or studied it.

HAVA has incentivized voting machines, just like IRV does.

But with IRV it is worse, because it is very hard to count the votes.

That is one reason so few places fool with it, besides the fact that it doesn't improve elections
or politics, and it hurts third parties.
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