Post Number: 556
Best of Black Box? N/A
|Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2005 - 3:01 pm: |
From Daily Kos -- this is important: Three points of view --
Or ditch the electronic machines and and count the paper ballots...Hand counts - only.
I agree that this would be the prefered method but there are too many millions of dollars involved at this time to try and go back now. Technology marches on.
HAVA money is just more Federal waste. Think of that Federal funding as just more money thrown down the drain ...
After these hacks, ONLY the paper ballots were left standing.
To simplify: The optical scan system has:
paper ballot --> poll tapes --> tabulator report
We knocked out the poll tapes and the tabulator report. Only paper ballots were left.
It is cheaper and safer to do all hand counts. It would not take "lots of employees" -- a lively discussion under the "Lynn Landes, you were right" thread in our General Discussion forum describes how hand counts can be used.