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"'Daily Voting News' For May 08, 2006"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
V. Kurt Bellman
said on 5/8/2006 @ 6:47 pm PT...
Chester County, PA is using opscan for most voters, and iVotronics primarily for the vision impaired, although I believe they are letting anybody use the DRE's if they want to.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 5/9/2006 @ 5:17 am PT...
I was browsing the blog of Clint Curtis and he had mentioned an article that says electronic voting machines are being made offshore and in China:
"One problem is that many of the new voting machines that will be deployed are arriving from offshore manufacturing sites --- mainly China --- and are being rushed into service without adequate quality controls, says Kimball Brace, president of Election Data Services, a voting consultancy firm" (link here, bold added).
The article title, on Clint's site is entitled "Early Signs of Trouble Appearing", and it quotes from a Financial Times article.
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COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 5/9/2006 @ 5:36 am PT...
The types of equipment expected to be used in the upcoming train wreck are chronicled here.
The link is to a paper from the company quoted in my post #2 which states that electronic voting machines are being made by, among others, our communist competitors.
We know ... wink wink ... that they would never ... wink wink ... do anything to destabilize ... wink wink ... our election systems.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 5/9/2006 @ 11:35 am PT...
This is Arkansas' first year of requiring paper.
They had alot of lever machines.
Lisa Burks is responsible for Arkansas passing a VVPB law. She doesn't like any voting machine, but especially doesn't like the DRES.
Arkansas has a partisan SOS running elections, and he persuaded the lawmakers to exclude or grandfather in some of the largest counties to allow them to run paperless DRES.
So, they are off to a rough start.
The first time Lisa told me she thought they should just stick with lever, I thought " she must be kidding", but think about it - there is no backup for them, but other than that - there is no modem, no computer chips, it is simplicity.
But so is hand counted paper.
The problem is convincing folks that HCPB can be done easily, and that fraud can be prevented or caught.
At least Arkansas passed a law, so they are headed in the right direction.
Where were we on this three years ago?