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Reply #8: The whole state would NOT have to be in on it to rig an election. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-16-10 04:03 PM
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8. The whole state would NOT have to be in on it to rig an election.
Each county's EMS programs every scanner in the county. That's like one PC!

The 3% audit in the election law sucks. It's not likely to find miscounted votes, even if the outcomes of many elections are wrong.

And what's the chain of custody of the voted paper ballots? If they are left unattended at any time, they can be manipulated. How do we know they are authentic once they leave the poll site?

We can't trust the first counts from the computers on election night the way we can lever counts, yet the system is still designed as if we can.

Hand counting is a pipe dream in NY. Regulations that would have required a lot more of it have been gutted.

As a local poll worker, and I appreciate you're serving as one, you don't seem to be familiar with what's going on in Albany with the State Board of Elections and the county commissioners throughout the state.

The bottom is they plan to rely on these computers and their software certification process to determine the outcomes of elections. This is exactly what computer scientists and others say should not be done.

The fact that paper ballots may be "available" is of little consolation. What matters is how they will be counted.
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