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  •  Better than any other idea, except the one. (1+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane

    Why bother with the optical scan step? Just use plenty of humans to count the bloody original ballots!

    No machinery expense to states and localities, no possibility of any shenanigans, no worry about if there are shenanigans you'll have to convince a prosecutor and/or judge to pursue the issue and hopefully give you a recount.

    Count the ballots. You need it done in public, with everyone able to see. Heck, broadcast the counting on the internet, have votes triple- or quadruple-counted and there you are.

    Germany and Ireland do it and have results that evening.

    We don't need any machine at all, just paper and pencils.

    One related note: I'd like to see an Amendment to the Constitution which makes falsifying votes, voting place and times, voting requirements and the like be a crime defined as treason, with no possibility of parole and confiscation of every asset upon conviction. But that's another topic.

    The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

    by Jim P on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 03:51:38 PM PST

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