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Reply #15: Not all DRE. They're there for accessibility. Otherwise op scan. [View All]

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:44 AM
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15. Not all DRE. They're there for accessibility. Otherwise op scan.
And those DREs, AVC Edge, have thermal tape IIRC. In some jurisdiction, voters were shunted over to them due to an insufficient number of ballots on hand. I don't know if that happened here, or that it didn't, or if the DRE tallies were initially missed or anything, really. Seems like a whole lot of questions need to be answered. And many of those questions could bump up against chain-of-custody questions rendering answers questionable. Poster child.

That DREs are in the mix at all makes it that much harder to feel warm and fuzzy about any tally, let alone the one (er, two) offered in this case. And the delay in reporting certainly would have given a clean-up crew time.

One of the last times I saw OTOH we were talking about audits. Now I certainly wouldn't want to put words in his mouth but he seemed to be saying that there are some good audits out there. And we went back and forth (you know how that goes) with me asking him to point to one state, other than NM or NJ, where the audits had a really good chance of catching an error in an election with a close margin. He never offered one or conceded the point I was making. It seemed odd because he was among a number of people who busted bottom writing and getting a really robust audit law passed in NJ. From the discussion we were having, you'd have to wonder why he'd gone through that trouble. His refusal to concede the point I was trying to make seemed to be making light of the effort he made in NJ.

Him beat up? Dunno. He OTOHs stuff for sport. I, myself, was pretty worn out by the experience. That doesn't mean I don't miss seeing him around. When he's not being stubbornly other-handed, he offers some pretty keen insight being the smart guy I think he is.

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