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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 03:04 AM
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12. Because of the effing all mail in balloting in a voter intent state
If you make a mistake, you line it out and mark the correct choice, but the machine can't read the ballot. Also, overvotes where voter intent is clear (marking the oval for a candidate and writing in the same candidate) have to be dupilicated. And ballots that get munged by the post office. And those which have X over the oval instead of filling it in, or are filled out with colors other than black or blue, etc. At least the new scanners seem to be able to tolerate slight printing registration errors a lot better. There is hand count auditing, but it needs to be made mandatory, and the protocol designed by real statisticians.
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