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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:37 PM
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In Vermont we have Diebold optical scanners and not audit requirement. Not ideal but it's about to get worse.

I just discovered a bill in our state legislature that has already passed the house and is on its way to the Senate. This bill named H298 in the house, will take away virtually all the benefits of having a paper ballot in the first place.

The worst part of the bill is where it requires all recounts to be done by the optical scanners instead of human beings. In other words, they will take the same ballots and shove them through the same machines. We all know what will happen then - they'll get the same results.

So why even have paper ballots? We might as well save the paper and get some DREs.

This is a horrible bill and it makes me ill, to think that people entrusted to administer our Democratic elections have spent time writing it, and it's already cleared the house.

here's the bill if anyone needs an excuse to vomit:


STOP the attack on Vermont's Democracy!
Call your VT Senator immediately! Vote NO on this horrible bill!
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