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#1 I think electronic voting is a bad idea but assuming we are going to have it going forward their should be a law saying that nothing can change for the month before the election and that all political parties have access to a voting machine for the month prior to that to ensure they feel it is fair and accurate.
This is nonsense. We are a first world nation that is turning into a third world klepotcracy really, really fast.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-11-09 00:10||
#2 Just. use. paper. ballots.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-11-09 02:52||
#3 The point of the electronic machines was to prevent the kind of mischief that paper ballots are prone to: disappearing bags of votes, shredded ballots marked for the wrong candidate, extra ballots marked for our guy...
The machine I voted on is electronic, but also creates a paper tape of the ballot choices and demands agreement that the choices are correct before the vote is registered, in an effort to put those concerns to rest.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-11-09 07:37||
#4 They should move voting to a weekend. Get rid of early voting and just give everyone 48 hours. End mail in votes. Have ballots that can be filled in at home and a fast pass line to get you through quick if you've already done the work. They should have ballots in scantron form (cause all americans know how that works) and have you drop it in a machine and confirm visually. Three reciepts provide your vote info. One for each partys poll watcher and one for the voter. They should clean the voter rolls after every presidential election and have you register again. You should get a picture voter id card and that should be checked prior to casting your vote. Those voter registration deals should be able to provide copies of each voter id card they gave out so that the two cards can be matched up at the voter booth instead of using a list. Anyone tampering with the process should get serious jail time.
Many of these ideas should be put on the bsllots of the 50 states so folks can vote on them and change the dystem on a grass roots level. Force the cheaters to defend themselves.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-11-09 08:01||
#5 Someone really needs to leak the source code. Lets take a look and see if there are any 'back doors'.
Rjschwarz - very good ideas. Get rid of motor-voter and voter-registration drives - make them register, in person, with photo-id and proof of citizenship.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-09 08:10||
#6 Only one state out of the 50 required new software a few days prior to the election, and that state was.... OHIO ?
"It doesn't matter who votes, it only matters who counts the votes".
You already know the author.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-09 09:25||
#7 Great inlines, Fred. If it wasn't so despicably evil it'd be funny.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-09 11:39||
#8 Trailing wife: In Europe ballots just don't disappear and Al Franken would have et best be laughed out of the country and at wors gone straight to jail.
Also, at thevery beginning of compters when these still used electronic valvbes on of the programing pioners said: "Computers should nevr bne used for vote coiunting, the rislk of fraud iss just too high
Posted by JFM 2012-11-09 12:01||
#9 Who has links to the machines and software? Follow the money and power.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-09 13:40||
#10 One more lesson to be learned from this article, perhaps the most important lesson of all, is that the state Secretary of States offices are extremely important. Republicans should seek these offices with all the dirty tricks employed by Democrats. Hire detectives to dig up dirt. Investigate the hell out of Democrat secretaries of state or any Democrat who aspires to such a position. If they do get elected, watch them like hawks and sue their asses off at the drop of a hat. If they wanna fight that way, give them hell.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-09 13:50||