Re: How efficient are DRE's in a hand recount?

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun Dec 05 2004 - 23:34:13 CST

'If the law supposes that,' said Mr Bumble...' the law is an ass - an
idiot.'
Charles Dickens

Hello Fred,

    Sometimes one has to follow the letter of the law even when it makes no
sense. In this case, I would suggest that it is doing no great harm (as
long as they are using recycled paper) and as others have pointed out, it
might end up doing some good because it is so ridiculous. Perhaps, Alan or
someone can work this into a press release.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Fred McLain wrote:
> Washington is doing a hand recount in the Governor's race. In my
> county, (Snohomish), they are going through a huge process of printing
> out ballots from the DRE tallies. They then plan on hand recounting
> those printouts.
>
> Just what do they think that will achieve? It seems like a "feel
> good" measure.
>
> -Fred-
>
> On Sat, 2004-12-04 at 09:31 -0800, Rick Gideon wrote:
>> http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/04/12/04/100loc_locvote001.cfm
>>
>> Not very. If they would have had VVPB's in the first place they
>> wouldn't need to spend the time, money, or resources to recreate the
>> results
>> EXACTLY as they already show.
>>
>> What a waste.
>>
>> This would be a good article to include in a "sales" portfolio for
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