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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 12:51 PM
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1. I'm not all that fond of the levers here in NY, but this overstates...
the case just a little.

Yes, the votes are transcribed to computers, but there are written tallys of the results of every lever machine sent in to the county BoE, and these are available for a recount. The machines themselves are locked and sealed at the poll in case someone later wants to check the written tally with the machine.

Mistakes and fraud with the lever machines? Of course, but it's rare and no one knows of a statewide election that was thrown because of them.

My county starts using the new Sequoia machines this coming primary, and it will be interesting. All of the bugs and problems seem to have been worked out, but we shall see.

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