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  •  forget paper trails WE NEED PAPER BALLOTS (4.00)
    The only valid ballot is a paper one. How the hell do you recount an electronic vote.

    Please wake up people to this issue! Forge the paper trail.  It's useless, we need paper ballots that are retained as the official ballot at the voting booth.

    Tired of the corporate DLC suck ups?WE'VE GOT DEANS BACK

    by TeresaInPa on Tue Jun 21, 2005 at 10:14:09 AM PDT

    •  from now until the end of time (none)
      Complete agreement here.

      We must all picture an advanced civilization in a future time of world peace, a great democratic union, centuries from now (put them in star trek costumes if you want).

      Now picture these citizens, even in their advanced age of science, still marking their ballots by hand, still waiting for the hand-count, and honoring the decision of the majority in complete confidence that it is an expression of the union's sovereign will.  And willing to fight to keep it that way.

      Electronic voting is not the wave of the future

      It is a potential totalitarian tsunami

      It's too important to give it up.

      Be all that you can be: Work for peace - - Jesus (Mt.5:9)

      by Upstream Review on Tue Jun 21, 2005 at 10:37:36 AM PDT

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    •  that is what most of us mean by paper trail (none)
      a paper record of each vote cast as the official record in case of recount. voter verified paper trail.
      i just think it would be hard to outlaw electronic machines altogether so the best solution is to require they print out a voter verified record of each ballot cast, placed in a ballot box by the voter.

      sure i'd prefer paper ballots only nationwide, but think it would be too hard to get through. the paper trail is a fix for existing, hackable systems.

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