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  •  Wouldn't the only way to do that be through (2+ / 0-)
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    The Caped Composer, pdx kirk

    voting machines? If so, I'm more than happy to wait for results.

    "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

    by CaliSista on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 08:27:09 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, or continuously scanned (0+ / 0-)

      optical ballots. We have these things called computers and the internet today. They work pretty well.

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 08:29:15 PM PDT

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      •  Egads!! Don't trust them new fangled toobs. (2+ / 0-)
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        stevenaxelrod, Zack from the SFV

        Seriously, I'd rather the results be correct and tamper proof  versus fast.

        "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

        by CaliSista on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 08:45:55 PM PDT

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        •  What makes you think paper ballots (1+ / 0-)
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          stevenaxelrod

          are tamper proof? Did you know that voting machines were introduced in the 20th century to prevent unscrupulous individuals from stuffing ballot boxes?

          Ok, so I read the polls.

          by andgarden on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 08:48:07 PM PDT

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          •  Not as easily as electronic voting (1+ / 0-)
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            terjeanderson

            Under a paper system like LA County's, how would you envision "ballot stuffing" to happen?

            ie.. malfeasance by poll workers?
            election clerks?
            ballot printing companies?

            In a County as large as LA, there would have to be an unprecedented breakdown in the process for most tampering to make even the smallest impact on a race. That's assuming that the unprecedented breakdown was accompanied by some coordinated scheme to take advantage.

            "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

            by CaliSista on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 09:10:11 PM PDT

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