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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 03:12 PM
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2. Maybe the judge needs to know this...
Edited on Sun Oct-31-10 03:27 PM by RC

There is absolutely no reason for a electronic voting machine to be hooked to any kind of outside communication line, either directly or otherwise. Get the votes out from behind a locked door. To change programing, another locked door with an entirely different type of key. The same person would not have access to both keys.

But having said that, electronic voting machines are computers and can be programed to do whatever. Paper trails do no good because what is recorded for a vote inside, can be different than the print out.
The best course of action is not to use them at all. Paper Ballots and ball point pens. It is not important to know the final count bythe 10:00 news on election day. Accuracy of the vote count is. So what if you have to wait a week.
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