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  •  U.S. Consitution, Article 1, Section 5 (1+ / 0-)
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    That's the kicker in dealing with voice voting.  It has technology assumptions that aren't valid today.  Publishing is work, so don't publish in real-time.  Collating and bookkeeping is a chore, so don't record who voted on what (absent 1/5th interest to the contrary).  I have to believe that Ben Franklin would've wanted us to update our Constitution to accomodate what's possible with modern technology.

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