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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:44 PM
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18. These reports sound like a Primary with separate Dem and Repub machines.
Of course it's not supposed to work that way in a General Election. But if it did, it seemed obvious enough for voters to be aware of it. Therefore, it's a transparent problem that could have been solved with emergency paper ballots which, by law, have to be counted on election night at the polls.

That seems like a pretty safe system to me, provided there are observers allowed, which of course there are for every party on the ballot at each precinct.

Certainly, there can be room for improvement, but so far, what you are describing is a very small number of problems that are limited in scope to very few votes possibly being affected. Not exactly viral!

If just one of our new op scanners starts misbehaving, you're talking about thousands of votes, and no one will be the wiser. And of course, there is the potential for that to be quite viral!
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