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View Diary: BREAKING: Verified Voting Senate hearing, unpublicized, untelevised, convenes (138 comments)

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  •  paper is NOT the way to go (none)
    Who says the machine can't print out one thing, and register another in the tabulator?

    Paper will just give people a false sense of security that has absolutely no guarantee of actually existing.

    You think a "paper audit" would hold up in court?  When probably half the voters would probably have lost their paper receipts?  

    How would a paper receipt itself stand a test?  I can produce damn near any kind of paper document you could ever want on my home computer.

    Leaving everything as it is and giving us paper receipts means THEY THINK WE'RE STUPID.

    It's a terrible idea and it is utterly unacceptable.

    •  aye, aye aye (none)
      how many times must it be explained. the paper record is verified by the voter and placed in a ballot box, to be the official record in case of recount.
      you think people meant everyone takes their recipts home, to pull them out of their junk drawers on request?
      sorry, but i'm tired of having to explain this over and over. read the whole thread. this is explained several times in this thread alone.
      that said, the VVPT isn't the only solution here, it is just a fix for the hackable machines that are already in place in 1/3 of the country. open source code is another must have, or even better, pen and paper balloting. throw out all the machines, but things as they are, a voter verified paper trail is the first best step toward clean elections, imo.

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