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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-10 01:58 AM
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3. It's OK up to the point where:
"The voter can then review the paper ballot, and, if there are no problems with it, walk it over to the optical scanner, where it is scanned and tabulated."

At this point the system is no better than any other computerized electronic vote-counting system, unless there is a robust, statistical, risk-limiting, manual audit of the original paper ballots to see who really won every contest, or at least all federal and state contests.

Not a single state in the union conducts such an audit, and it's too onerous and complex for anyone to want to (although it's possible).

The answer to this problem, unless there are going to be 100% hand counts, is the lever voting system currently used in New York that includes the ballot marking devices for voters with disabilities.
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