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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 09:31 PM
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11. Whoa! ALLCAPS!
It sure is "GREAT" for single-issue advocates bent on paper ballots counted by computers, rarely audited in a statistically significant manner, and quite possibly NOT available for a recount despite the rhetoric stating otherwise.

Speaking of wise, we have Ellen Theisen and the late John Gideon explaining why they don't support this "great" bill.


VotersUnite! commends the Congressman for the many improvements included in this years version, and we supported it in its initial form. However, during the finalization process, a provision was added that has caused us to withdraw our support.

The bill would require a non-tabulating ballot-marking device (BMD) in each polling place that allows the voter to privately and independently verify and cast the permanent paper ballot without requiring the voter to manually handle the paper ballot. (Section 102.)


The ramifications of this added accessibility requirement are significant for every jurisdiction in the country. Every jurisdiction would have to replace its accessible equipment by 2016 2014.

The only vendor that advertises a system with the autocast feature is ES&S, though the machine is not yet in use and has not yet been submitted to the EAC for certification. With a federal mandate for equipment currently developed by only one vendor, it is hard to predict how much the vendor will charge for the machine, the software, the support, and the licensing. The bill simply allocates such sums as may be necessary.


As you can see, there are the ALLCAPPERS, and then there are the analysts.

Take your pick.

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