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  •  sure, it's unacceptable (none)
    But I don't think there is any point in overstating the problem if we can put an estimate on its probable size, and I actually think we can.  

    It doesn't mean the system doesn't need fixing, but it means that it stands a chance of limping along well enough that the Dems can still win - and then, with luck, fix it properly.  Especially if you concentrate efforts on eradicating voter suppression which I think very probably cost Kerry a great many more votes than DRE glitches.

    My view is based, among other things, on this analysis which I think puts very powerful constraints on the type and magnitude of fraud in 2004.  Check it out.

    •  I have. (none)
      I also have checked out the GAO report that documents serious flaws. I will continue to think that reliability is an important enough issue to raise red flags and that understating the problem is far worse than overstating it. The original GAO document is a pdf file, but I copied my red flags below.

      Actual Examples of Voting System Failure

          GAO found multiple examples of actual operational failures in real elections. These examples include the following incidents:

          * In California, a county presented voters with an incorrect electronic ballot, meaning they could not vote in certain races (p. 29).

          * In Pennsylvania, a county made a ballot error on an electronic voting system that resulted in the county's undervote percentage reaching 80% in some precincts (p. 29-30).

          * In North Carolina, electronic voting machines continued to accept votes after their memories were full, causing over 4,000 votes to be lost (p. 31).

      * In Florida, a county reported that touch screens took up to an hour to activate and had to be activated sequentially, resulting in long delays (p. 31).

      Now I laugh and make a fortune off the same ones that I torture and a world says, "Kiss me, son of god." ~ They Might Be Giants

      by misscee on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 10:58:39 AM PST

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