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    The study shows just how unreliable the machines we have been voting on are.

    These are the machines the R congress encouraged voting officails to buy and handed out your tax dollars to encourage their purchace acrossed the nation.

    Why did they do that?

    All that needed to be done was to instruct the poll workers to empty the chad bins and the old ones worked fine.
     
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    I think the punch hole cards worked ok. I think paper ballots using X's would be better.
     
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    The ONLY reason you saw the problems you did int Florida was the little bins that catch the punched out chads had not been emptied regularly.

    There were so many people voting in that election the the chads built up quickly and people did not realise the little hole was not made as well as it should be.

    The solution was so easy ad cheap.

    Empty the bins and when you vote make sure the little chad gets punched out of the right hole.

    So all that really needed to be done was to tell voters that.

    BUT NO!

    The R congress decided to spend MILLIONS on new electronic machines which have now proven complete wastes of money and now counties all over America will have to scrap the brand new machines and buy some kind of new equipment.

    if it were me making the decision I would go back to the chads and just teach the poll workers to periodically EMPTY THE CHAD BINS!

    Or an X on a piece of paper as you say.
     
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    TM did you even read the article? The article itself said:

    "NJIT noted such an event was unlikely under real election conditions"

    "They're all very workable. A lot of things were taken out of context,"

    I've worked the polls with these exact machines in NJ and things went flawless...
     
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    By flawless you mean didnt break down?

    The 33 flaws were in the printers which were not the original parts ot the equipment.

    They are an attempt to fix the unauditable machines the Right Wing Owned companies who originally designed for American voting.

    Why did people who design ATMs for years not to lose one fricking penny and leave an extensive paper trail design machines of rus to vote on with out ANY paper trail.

    These new "Fixes" are being used by very few and have many problems themselfs.

    How can I trust the next election when I have not trusted any election held on these machines and rightly so?
     
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    Easy Fix.

    Get rid of the paradigm that requires a secret ballot.

    Walk into your polling place and prove you have the right to vote. Then locate the signature sheet with your candidates name on it. Sign in the next blank space. Go home knowing that your vote is counted.
     
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    I Love how the democrats screamed bloody murder and made a change happen and now are crying that the republicans cheated them.
     
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    Ummm, I've pretty much been a Republican, from about 20 on up. I still think KISS, (keep it simple, stupid), is the best action regarding elections. I want them honest.
     
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    Who bitched and moaned about the 2000 election? Who DEMANDED an INSTANT fix to a non existant problem? Who is NOW complaining about that INSTANT FIX, claiming the Republicns cheated them? Oh and for the record, if the republicans control the machines, did they forget to fix the 2006 election?
     
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    How does providing proof of identification negate 'secret ballot?' Proof of ID to me means that the votes were of registered voters.
     

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