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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:48 PM
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18. Glad the recount happened in that particular case.
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 10:01 PM by Wilms
I will, uncharacteristically, bite my tongue with regard to a possible remedy for the MN election this past year.

But you know as well as I that recounts don't happen as often as needed, and that the audits on the books are generally unable to offer a high degree of confidence (NJ being the exception, Holt, generally not).

Of course I'm not down on paper ballots per se. But again, you know as well as I that COMPUTERS ARE WHAT DECIDE THE MAJORITY OF ELECTIONS despite the paper ballots and warm fuzzies they offer when the average voter doesn't realize the nuances.

As an aside...what triggered the recount in PA 2006? Was there a specific problem pin-pointed as the cause for the incorrect scan? And, importantly, was it the sort of thing that might not had been an issue had PA been fortunate enough to not lose the lever machines?

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