paperless voting = Are our votes are being counted as they are cast?

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    New paperless voting machines are raising questions about whether we can even trust that our votes are being counted as they are cast. When voter confidence decreases, citizens vote less and less, leading to a culture of non-voting.

    Major changes are needed to ensure that every vote counts, that all voters are represented through electoral reforms like instant run-off voting, none-of-the-above options, and proportional representation, and that non-major party candidates have a chance to run for office and participate in debates, and that elections are publicly financed.

    Reclaim Democracy! Revoke Corporate Corruption of American Democracy
     
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    Now who was it that was whining about paper hanging chads?
     
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    Who was it decided that the free market should be entirely trusted with the integrity of voting systems and then resisted all attempts to fix the many flaws that soon became apparent?
     
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    face it computers can be designed to do anything including voting for the wrong candidate...
     
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    :dunno:

    Would a paperless system really be that much more vulnerable to voter fraud than the paper ballots being fed into a counting machine?

    I hope I live to see US voting over the internet.
     
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    Hell no, without a recountable verifiable voting system we can never be sure who actually won.
     
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    I suppose I see that... How do you do a 're-count' when there's nothing to re-do?

    Seems like there has to be a way though... :eusa_think: It would shore be convenient.
     
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    It seems to me a party that did not want to lose would go to great lengths not to lose. Perhaps this illegal frame of mind sprouted in the 70's.

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