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    Crashing Vor, DownstateDemocrat

    ... the 2000 $COTU$ appointment and the '04 "election" with all the e-voting machines where the manufacturers won't show anyone how the software works, I have now made myself several styles of very fashionable tinfoil hats.  I'm partial to the wide-brimmed hats.

    Here in MN we have paper ballots and optical scanners.  We have a history of close elections within the state (two close governor races, a smattering of close elections on local levels, plus the Franken win with just over 200 votes a few years ago), and we have same-day voter registration (with appropriate ID, but after one registers once and doesn't move, one's name is on the printout in the same voting place every year), but I don't think people will soon give up paper ballots.

    Idiots notwithstanding for the Franken-Coleman recount, I - and likely most MN voters - very carefully darken only the ovals before running the ballots through the optical scanner.

    I would wish for everyone to have the same thing so that if the optical scanner comes up with close totals that the paper ballots could be recounted - and out in public for everyone to watch if they want to like ours are done.

    Election laws and recounts just don't come much more transparent than they do in MN, that's for sure.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 07:04:55 PM PDT

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