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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 06:44 AM
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17. but so far you haven't addressed my central point
Edited on Mon Feb-23-09 06:47 AM by OnTheOtherHand
which is: levers aren't voter-verifiable. They may "whoop DREs in transparency," but as a voter, I have no more evidence that a lever machine counted my vote than that a DRE did. And there is no record (voter-verifiable or otherwise) of my individual vote, so if the machine didn't count it, there is no way I will ever get my vote back -- which is, if anything, worse than many DREs (but, as a practical matter, probably indistinguishable.)

If levers had been proven foolproof, this would be an academic point. No such luck.

I understand why people want to keep the levers. I don't understand why people are calling them "transparent." If the arguments for keeping levers are going to be that bad, eventually I'll end up on the other side.
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