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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:47 PM
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Michigan online vote "not secret?"
http://apnews.excite.com/article/20040206/D80I19980.htm...

"Michigan's ballots, however, are not secret, making it easier to verify, if challenged, that a vote got recorded as intended, Brewer said."

What do they mean by "not secret?"

Is there a list online with the online voters' names and addresses and whom they voted for, or just an id number?
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:56 PM
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1. Votes in caucuses aren't secret
For example, in Washington, we listed our candidate preference right next to our name and address.
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GodHelpUsAll2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:06 PM
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2. Speaking of Michigan
What the hell happened there? It's a huge mess! Check out the story


"We feel very strongly that African-Americans were disenfranchised today. ... You had people running from site to site looking for where they could vote. ... We're calling for a new election," he told the Associated Press.

"We just went through this in Florida in 2000. Michigan should be above this. The Democratic Party should be above this. We're not going to tolerate this."

Michigan Democratic Party Executive Chairman Mark Brewer said all sites in Detroit would stay open until 6 p.m. EST, while sites in the rest of the state closed as scheduled at 4 p.m. EST. But a check of several Detroit sites found them closed after 4 p.m.

Some caucus sites had to be changed because building landlords decided at the last minute that the caucuses were a political event, and they didn't want that in their building, Brewer said earlier in the day.


http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/02/07/elec04.prez.d...
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 09:31 AM
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4. Hi GodHelpUsAll2!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:27 PM
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3. Could you look up people's votes on the internet afterward? nt
nt
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