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Clear Ballot's Mission: Fast Audits Of Election Results
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User Rank: Ninja
10/12/2012 | 11:52:41 AM
re: Clear Ballot's Mission: Fast Audits Of Election Results
I think it is better to wait a day for results and get them right by counting all ballots rather than expect results within an hour and make every election for every office a matter of the courts. I found that a paper ballot and a pen are the way to go. Throw all this expensive digital stuff on the same scrap heap like lever machines and other interesting gadgetry from centuries past. Then collect all ballots in sealed ballot boxes, then have the count be open to the public. That way everyone can observe how many ballots are submitted and how many get counted and how many get tossed and especially why. Many democracies do exactly that for a long time with excellent results. Is it really so important to some to reserve the right to tweak the results just so that they come out on top? Apparently so, follow the flow of money between the few companies that make electronic voting machines and the ones who gain most of skewed results.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/10/2012 | 9:14:48 PM
re: Clear Ballot's Mission: Fast Audits Of Election Results

Your article of how software can glean the voter's intent is/may be a move in the right direction when and where we use machines to count the votes. And this improvement in software should be encouraged if is cost effective and brings our machine count processes in all 50 states back to 100% confidence level, so that the voter's "Full Voting Rights" is the prime driver in any election process/law changes we make.

In your article it is indicated: "...50% of U.S. voters don't think elections are fair to voters..."

It is my (and others) sense that the election process is not fair (where machines are used).

This observation is not solely at machine count but also at hand count. The fact is that most count processes put the citizen/voters last or out of the picture all together. The laws and process ignore the voter's "Full Voting Rights". You have cited some of the defects in your article.

Thanks and kepp up your good works,

Frank Henry
Cottonwood, Arizona
(Election Integrity Observer)
Tel: 928-649-0249
e-mail: f[email protected]

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