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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 12:54 PM
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14. I would say it with less hyperbole, and point out that we need to focus on the newest threat
The newest threat to our elections is internet voting. It is already taking root in our
elections, first with "Democrats Abroad", also with the Michigan Democratic Party, and
with the Arizona Libertarian Party. Now some states want to spread it to military voting.
Washington is looking at that now, thanks to SOS Reed.

There's no money to spend on voting machines. (Thank God).

If any new federal money came out, and if it made its way to my state,
more electronic gizmos WOULD be purchased with that money.

So while I sympathize with states that don't have paper ballots, I would rather
not see any new money make it to my state or others who have michief makers.

My state used left over HAVA money (left over because we made DREs much less popular) to purchase electronic poll books and laptops for every single county.

I don't want my state to get another dime, and I have a feeling that many states are looking
for a way to get more federal money.

But its time to pay attention to the current emerging threat to our elections,
the promotion of internet voting.

There's also the "new" crop of voting machines, supposed optical scanners that seem to be trying to
bring in the complexity of DREs combined with a paper ballot.
If states purchase the newest of "optical scanners" they may get crap like the Seqouia Image Cast,
an optical scanner with the ballot marker -attached- to it.

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