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  •  Under the subheading Democracy: Elections (3+ / 0-)

    Not just Citizens United financing, but actual casting and counting of votes. I never understood why anyone should expect with a still growing population that we should expect to "save money" by replacing paper ballots with black boxes.

    It was all a ruse, of course, to subvert the process as needed.

    I am a fan of enhancing voting with available technology. But any use of technology should only facilitate the creation of a paper ballot that can be verified and easily hand-counted when the need arises.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 05:00:29 PM PDT

    •  I agree, as a Founding Member of (1+ / 0-)
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      the Open Voting Consortium. We have designed a Free Software/Open Source voting system using electronic ballot printers. The printed ballot is designed to be secure and auditable, while the software is designed to prevent overvoting and other errors and to implement the security features that get printed.

      We are now working on getting this into the One Laptop Per Child Sugar education software suite, so that millions of children around the world can have the experience of believable elections and learn how to administer them.

      Hands off my ObamaCare[TM]

      by Mokurai on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 04:43:59 PM PDT

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