You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #64: The tapes don't have to be modified after election night. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 01:29 PM
Response to Reply #54
64. The tapes don't have to be modified after election night.
Edited on Tue May-03-11 01:30 PM by gkhouston
Not only can you hack a tabulator to count votes in unique and self-serving ways, you can program it to give you a false tape. That's why the chain of custody with the bags (intact bags, properly sealed and numbered, with numbers matching the election night roster) is so vital. If the ballots were tabulated by a machine incorrectly and false numbers were submitted, you'd be none the wiser unless you went back and counted the paper ballots by hand or on an "honest" machine. Most places I've lived, the ballots went to the county clerk's office. If that's also what happens in Wisconsin, it would mean that the ballots for Waukesha county were in the safe-keeping of Nickolaus for some days before the bags were opened.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC