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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-10 01:51 AM
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2. To be fair, lawyers and courts have always played a role -- but never like THIS!
Edited on Sat Nov-27-10 01:51 AM by Bill Bored
What we have now are lawyers and courts making uninformed decisions about matters related to the correctness of vote-counting software, computer forensics, auditing and statistics -- things that most lawyers, courts, candidates, legislators and voters know nothing about. I'm not saying our elections should be turned over to scientists and academics to sort out either necessarily. The system should be sufficiently transparent and comprehensible for candidates, voters, lawyers and courts to be able to make informed judgments about it. We don't have that now, and the powers that be don't even consult with folks who have some understanding of what it takes to prove who won an election. Instead they make arbitrary decisions based on their "gut" or their partisanship.

With all these paper ballots, we've got faith-based voting in New York! And we spent 50-million bucks on it just for starters!
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