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zacherystaylor Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 12:21 PM
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3. Computers could be helpful
Edited on Mon Jul-25-11 12:24 PM by zacherystaylor
Computers could be helpful if it is done right. Ideally, perhaps, a computer could be used to pick out the candidates and then a paper ballot could be printed out that includes a bar code. Then another computer could be used for a quick count. In this hypothetical there would be a paper back up and the voter could check this before finalization then it would be saved for possible hand recount if necessary. This enables election workers to check the process based on things they understand. They wouldn't need to understand the computer process and hackers couldn't change the paper ballots. This is just one of many possibilities worth considering. Instant Run-off has the benefit of giving sincere third parties a good chance without collecting a lot of bribes, thinly disguised as campaign contributions.
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