Post Number: 5538
Best of Black Box?
|Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 8:28 am: |
Dan -- The thing is, we've actually gone through the procedures you mention. So it's sort of "been there, done that." The proposed methods you mention were what Black Box Voting was recommending back in 2004, but after actually following the procedure through, we learned that it does not work.
Counting of the actual votes in public at the precincts eliminates most of the problems.
Elections officials have been trained not to make the election process open. Their training comes from the quasi-public elections official organizations and from The Election Center. In some ways, they are responding to peer pressure and social conditioning from colleagues and industry perps.
It is going to take the citizenry itself to change the thinking of public officials back to what it should be.
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