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  •  Same here in Florida. (3+ / 0-)
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    Don't get me wrong - I like the optical scanners - particularly since that produces a paper record of the voters' actions which can be used for the above-mentioned random recount.

    But optical scanners are manifestly not the cure for long lines.

    “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

    by jrooth on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:25:04 AM PST

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    •  Optical scanners are part of the cure (9+ / 0-)

      You get a long line when some part of the queue creates a bottleneck.  That can come from few electronic voting machines, a slow check-in process, etc.

      To cure long lines you must fix all of these things---and optical scan paper ballots fixes one of them.

      My head says "No" but my heart says "Yes". And then my liver says "What?" and my butt's all like "Farrrrrrt" --jbou

      by Caj on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 08:07:13 AM PST

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