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November 08, 2002
Check the box

Me, I believe in paper ballots for very good reasons.

#1 Having worked with computers of all kinds for the past twenty years, I know problems happen. If an electronic machine loses its electronic data, it's all over. No recounts. With paper, if the scanning system goes down, you can always go back and find out what really happened.

#2 Not everyone is honest. There's the potential for tampering, right? Do you know who owns the company that makes the electronic voting machines you use?

#3 I think if someone is threatening the folks who are trying to bring our attention to potential problems, then that might be a sign they have something to hide.

#4 Understand me clearly. I would be no happier to discover that the companies who make the voting machines are actually controlled by the left edge of the Democratic party, okay? But I don't like stories of faulty electronic counts, even during the testing period and exposed by sometimes dubious sources such as The Drudge Report.

It should be pointed out that Drudge isn't always on shaky factual ground and that there are a lot of people who can't quite believe the numbers from that particular race.

I'm just saying.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:35 AM


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