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"'Daily Voting News' For April 01, 2006"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 4/1/2006 @ 7:46 pm PT...
HI, new to the site.
Been perusing for a while but not every thread.
However, Brad, you got it going on . . .
. . . on the voting front, that is. :blush:
I have some questions.
Maybe they've been addressed elsewhere, but good 'ole noobish me just can't find any definitive answers.
(1.a)What happens in the states, if it is found that their voting machines are unreliable, yet come November elections, their state have not verified a substitute uniform voting system?
(1.b)And their voters?
(2.a)What will be the method of recording the state's votes if the above becomes a reality?
(2.b)Will it default to prior standards?
(2.c)How does that effect counties that previously voted by machine?
(3)The states certainly can't instantly produce absentee ballots for all residents, can they?
I mean, there has to be a certain amount of lead time for printing and distribution. :crazy:
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2006 @ 5:25 am PT...
Max 1 #1
The fact that over 3000 counties of the 50 states make up the election handling scene, that they are diverse in their laws, parties, politics, and have various degrees of independence, complicates these matters.
And the fact that corporations favorable to the regime make the electronic voting machines, the problem is complicated even more.
And the tendency and policy of the electronic voting machine industry to fight, bend, mold, and force election officials to do things the way of the for profit corporations involved makes things worse yet.
American democracy is at the mercy of all these swirling energies in a climate of ignorance as to how the machines work or don't work.
However, there is for the most part, in the upper 90% of this landscape, unity and a universal approach.
And that is bad.
Because this universal unity is to cover-up, misrepresent the nature and scope of the incompetence, blame the voters, and even deceive and lie about it.