New Bill Could Eliminate Paperless Voting Machines, Democrats Hardest Hit

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    Fraud-proof elections? The Democrat Party will NEVER allow this! It's RACIST!


    Computer scientists have been warning for more than a decade that these machines are vulnerable to hacking and can’t be meaningfully audited. States have begun moving away from paperless systems, but budget constraints have forced some to continue relying on insecure paperless equipment. The Secure Elections Act would give states grants specifically earmarked for replacing these systems with more secure systems that use voter-verified paper ballots.

    The legislation’s second big idea is to encourage states to perform routine post-election audits based on modern statistical techniques. Many states today only conduct recounts in the event of very close election outcomes. And these recounts involve counting a fixed percentage of ballots. That often leads to either counting way too many ballots (wasting taxpayer money) or too few (failing to fully verify the election outcome).

    The Lankford bill would encourage states to adopt more statistically sophisticated procedures to count as many ballots as needed to verify an election result was correct—and no more.

    We talked to two election security experts who praised the legislation and urged Congress to pass it quickly.

    New bill could finally get rid of paperless voting machines
     
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    For what states is it so that the recounts involve counting a fixed percentage of ballots?

    For what states have the noted outcomes occurred? In what elections?
     
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    http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/post-election-audits635926066.aspx

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    While I think probably is something that cannot ever be assured, at least not using current IT security techniques, I'm certain that meaningful auditability is something that, though it may not currently exist, absolutely can be integrated into electronic voting machines and/or the electronic voting process.
     
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    while the GOP still controls about 35 states, they need to change the voting system to insure that all have valid ID's before voting! and the dems will lose,hopefully by 2020, we will have a 6-3 supreme court!
     
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    I am not aware of anyone having asserted that elections are fraud-proof. The very fact that we have election fraud laws alludes to the fact that there are fraudulent election practices. After all, nobody passes laws prohibiting that which is impossible to happen in the first place.
     
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    This thread is in the politics forum, but I don't know what be political about the execution of the physical act of collecting and counting votes. Perhaps I have misunderstood the point of the thread?
     
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    Thank you for your reply.
     
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    “Plans to fight voter fraud are based on nightmares, tall tales, and paranoid fears,” says Scott Keyes of the liberal Center for American Progress. Voter fraud is so rare “you’re more likely to get hit by lightning than find a case of prosecutorial voter fraud,” asserts Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of the liberal Advancement Project.

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    As I wrote, "I am not aware of anyone having asserted that elections are fraud-proof."

    "Rare" and "nonexistent" are not the same things.
     

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