Re: Question re. Op Scan error rates vs. Punch Card error rates

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue Aug 16 2005 - 10:03:04 CDT

Hello:

Punch card systems are now illegal. They are
comparing apples and oranges. Also, the error rate
sounds suspiciously high. Demand to see detailied
test information and say that without such, their
statement must be ignored. The numbers could have
easily just been pulled out of someone's posterior.

Additionally, if someone drops back on the above
challenge and trys to say that op-scan is less
accurate than DRE, ask them to explain how they can
tell with a system that leaves no audit trail.

Finally, ask them why on earth they prefer such an
expensive system ($7-8k per 100 voters plus GEMS
software, etc.) that also has such a continuing 'bad
smell' around it?

HTH, Ed Kennedy

--- Kathy Dopp <kathy@uscountvotes.org> wrote:

> Thank you very much to those who gave me the answers
> I needed re.
> Diebold's redundancy.
>
> I also need help with this:
>
> Utah's Lt. Governor also claims that
>
> "The average optical scan system error rate was
> 5.69%, far worse than
> the average punchcard error rate of 3.83%"
>
> Can anyone please help me rebut that?
>
> THANK YOU!
>
> It is difficult to keep up with all the stuff
> happening in Utah and try
> to work to get the National Election Data Archive
> off the ground too. I
> still have more to report from the NASED conference
> too when I get a chance.
>
> FYI, I will post all the UT Lt. Governor's
> statements and my responses
> at http://utahcountvotes.org/Response2Herbert.pdf by
> tomorrow some time.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Kathy
> http://utahcountvotes.org
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