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(IndyStar)   It is hard to vote when the machines are beginning to rise up against the greater good   ( indystar.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Hamilton County, voting machines, election days, U.S. presidential, Hancock County, Central Indiana, U.S. Senate, polling places  
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2012-11-06 04:59:32 PM  
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Ah, election fraud! There is so many ways to do it. Florida has a 12 page and rather complex ballot today. So voters there are waiting as long as three hours to vote. There are also numerous complains of equipment malfunctions and voters not being found in the registration rolls. If anyone does not believe that this is intentional, in order to discourage voting, I have a bridge in NYC you may be interested in. I can let you have it cheap.
2012-11-06 12:49:33 PM  
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Jim_Callahan: Marine1: You know what almost always works?

Paper ballots going into a scantron machine.


Um... scantrons fail as often or more often than most forms of electronic voting. Punch-card readers fail significantly more often than either. Also, a scantron reader is a computer, numbnuts.

These are, in fact, one of the reasons that we've been switching to computerized ballots, along with irregularities in the procedure being easier to identify and track and there being a better, albeit less literal, paper trail (stick some extra paper ballots in the box? No one will ever know. Alter the numbers in a machine? "File last edited on:"...).

Basically, while you're entitled to your own (moronic luddite) opinion, you don't get your own facts. fark off.

You first. It's quite easy to know if paper ballots have been added or removed if they're all serialized, and if the machine that anlyses the results (two people pulling the ballots out of the box, agreeing on what their marking is and adding 1 to a number) fails, we have many others ready to take their place.

Our federal elections use pencil marks on paper and the only reason the results take hours is because we have to respect the electoral process in other time zones. There's no reason why all of Canada can routinely and easily get a straight answer to a simple question and a single US state cannot.
2012-11-06 12:07:10 PM  
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FizixJunkee: The greater good.

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2012-11-06 12:06:36 PM  
1 vote:
...a programming snafu required a last-minute update was needed for about 500 machines in 150 polling places.

Sorry, but no. Those machines should have been taken completely out of service, and then fall back on some other system. Paper, for instance.

Far too easy to inject malicious, unverified code into the system at that point.

/no last minute updates, ever
//even better, how about no electronic voting, ever
2012-11-06 12:03:55 PM  
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2012-11-06 12:01:17 PM  
1 vote:
You know what almost always works?

Paper ballots going into a scantron machine.

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