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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 08:23 PM
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43. Don't take HAVA money, except to provide accessibility.
When it comes down to it, there were really only 2 legitimate reasons for HAVA:

1. to reduce the number of overvotes, which is one way Gore lost FL, and
2. to provide accessible voting systems for disabled voters who don't want to vote absentee.

The rest is really a lot of hogwash and a giveaway to machine vendors and other speicial interests. And there were plenty of Dems who voted for it, BTW.

The lever exploits you describe would be detected immediately by routine testing before the machines are used prior to an election in any state such as NY that has transparent observable procedures. They would be completely undetectable by observation with manipulated software however.
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