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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 09:04 PM
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Recount in VT is a friggin' JOKE !
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For those not aware, the democratic primary for Governor of Vermont resulted in only ~200 votes separating the top two candidates, Peter Shumlin and Doug Racine. Racine, who trails, has asked for a recount.

Most of the votes in Vermont are counted by Diebold/Premier "Accuvote" optical scanners.

Well everyone always says, "the great advantage about optical scanners is, if you want to have a recount, you can always count some or all of the ballots by hand. With the touchscreen machines, you're completely S.O.L.

Well guess what, we're having a recount, but are they going to count any of those ballots by hand? Shit no! They're just going to feed the same ballots back into the same scanners, that have the same proprietary code on them counting the votes. Prediction: They're going to get the same results!

Why aren't they going to count any of those ballots by hand and make sure the machines counted correctly? Because the present Secretary of State (who finished 3rd in the race by the way) doesn't give a shit about our democracy and has been a shill for Diebold for the last 10 years!

Happy democracy everyone!

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