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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-10 09:20 PM
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14. its about Public Confidence in Outcome of Election
with a new voting system, it would behoove officials to do a full recount.

Look at Carteret County NC, famous for losing 4,400 votes permanently in 2004.
In 2006, Carteret used their new optical scanners in the Nov GE. One contest was
too close to call.

Instead of doing a machine recount and or a 3% sample count to possibly expand,
they all agreed that for the sake of non partisanship, they'd do a 100% hand to eye count.

Because democracy depends on the public's trust in the election results, and the
best way to show the results are trustworthy is a hand to eye count.

Given all of the problems with NY's voting machines, and that they are new,
and this is a drastic change for NY from mechanical to computer counting,
its smart to hand count.

Columbia County NY did a full hand to eye count.

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