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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 08:07 AM
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36. maybe I'm misreading the posts, then
What I've been reading for weeks seems like your transmitter is stuck in the On position. And the whole thing is pretty spooky, because the fact is, we have very little basis for assessing the accuracy and reliability of the levers -- or anything else about New York elections. One good thing is that the residual vote rate appears generally to be pretty low (compared to punch cards), at least in presidential races, and with a big historical caveat about NYC. So that tends to put an upper bound on some forms of failure.

Yes, of course, all my statements lead to more questions. I can post some links, but they'll get nowhere near answering the questions. All I can do is point out that some people are running around my state talking as if the non-auditability of lever machines is a matter of indifference -- or an outright benefit, just like paperless DREs -- and I find it bizarre.

At some point I'll try to write up what I've found so far.
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