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Reply #4: Well, just because Gore lost the Presidency in FL 2000 due to OVERVOTES is no reason to PANIC! [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-10 07:37 PM
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4. Well, just because Gore lost the Presidency in FL 2000 due to OVERVOTES is no reason to PANIC!
Edited on Sat Jun-26-10 07:54 PM by Bill Bored
After all, New York's got paper ballots now.

And our ballot scanners are CERTIFIED. And they take PICTURES of the overvoted ballots too!

And they comply with all kinds of state and federal laws and regulations (just not the ones that say they have to tell voters what happens to their votes if they OVERVOTE)!

And we've got lots of public officials who are so clever that when you try to explain overvoting to them, they think you're talking about stuffing the ballot box! They are SO WELL INFORMED.

And they get to write all kinds of nifty election laws too, like the one that says they only have to do a 3% hand count, no matter how close an election is!

They even get to make up stuff about HAVA, claiming that it says we have to replace the lever voting machines, which PHYSICALLY PREVENT OVERVOTING!

And then there's our State Board of Elections, who pee in their pants every time some federal judge in Albany says they have to comply with His Order to replace the lever machines. They're so scared they don't even tell the US Dept. of Justice that their new machines don't comply with HAVA! If Judge not-so-Sharpe says they comply, then they comply, and that's that.

So, sorry New Yorkers, it's out of their hands! They just work here. The ship has sailed and they got to do what the DoJ and the idiot-judge say they should do, overvoting or no overvoting. Vote switching or no vote switching.

But that's no reason to panic. Everyone knows you can tell exactly how a voter intended to vote on a paper ballot when he or she overvotes. That's how Gore won the Presidency in FL in 2000, right? Oh...wait...that was Bush, because not even the Highest Court In The Land could tell who all those overvotes were for. My bad. :spank:
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