Re: A generic best practice document forNewMexicolegislators

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Jan 03 2005 - 16:59:11 CST

yes but the real question who should do the deciding and when should there be a deciding, and what resources should they have. For example, it probbaly should not be the clerk or the SOS since they are partisan and not subject to open decision making. Should it be a judge (not up for re-election). While they may be partisan, judicial proceedings are open. One the otherhand, judges will need the assistance of clerks to gather evidence, so it cant be just the judge. Finally, we cant have a judge scrutinizing every election when there is a one vote difference. So we need to have some sort of trigger.

Whatever is decided has to be written into law.

So if you are in favor of not having paper having universal primacy over the electronic vote then you are obligated to answer the above questions.

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They should never differ. OK, we live in an imperfect world. When they differ, something is wrong. The problem then is not which ought to be right most of the time, but rather which one is right this time. The only way to evaluate the evidence fairly is to look at each on a level playing field.

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