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Reply #16: But those who hate levers offer no viable alternative; they just hate levers. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 12:26 PM
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16. But those who hate levers offer no viable alternative; they just hate levers.
Edited on Mon Apr-19-10 12:36 PM by Bill Bored
They will be happy when they have paper ballots, counted by computers, with no effective method by law or regulation to verify their election results.

They will stick their heads in the sand and get back to their lives, confident in the fact that they've marked their paper ballots, and will leave the vote-counting up to someone else.

That's irresponsible, and maybe just plain stupid.

Perhaps they think some solution will magically emerge, but history has shown that there is a distaste on the part of most election officials for both hand counts and second-guessing their machinery, on which they've spent millions of our taxpayer dollars.

Trusting machinery may be appropriate when it's simple and observable, but now the machinery is complex and opaque and no one seems to have noticed the change -- least of all the lever-haters. With all we know about computer crime, they still insist that levers are just mechanical DREs. :wtf:
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