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Reply #16: Wilms, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was decided in 2006 on PAPER BALLOTS. [View All]

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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:38 PM
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16. Wilms, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was decided in 2006 on PAPER BALLOTS.
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 07:04 PM by demodonkey

In general a vote on a paper ballot of any kind is safer than a vote on a paperless DRE. You know that.

The PA House of Representatives went DEM in 2006 thanks to paper ballots. The split ended up 102 Dems to 101 GOPs. We would have been the minority party by one vote (but still the minority and not in control) but luckily the county with the last, closest PA House race was one of our few that has almost every vote on optical scan (only the "accessible" machines are paperless iVotronics.) They were able to hand-recount pretty much everything and in the recount the Democrat won.

If Minnesota didn't have paper ballots for every vote, we would have long ago had Senator Coleman sworn in again.

I WANT A PAPER BALLOT for every vote I cast. No more voting into the ether of a paperless iVotronic as I have to do now. I don't care if my paper ballot is optically scanned as long as it is preserved for any recount (and yes, a meaningful audit too.)

Yes indeedy, I want that nice warm feeling that comes with knowing that it IS AT LEAST POSSIBLE to verify the true will of the voters in an election in my state. With the paperless DREs we have now it is 100% certain that the true outcome of any election will never be known.

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