Re: Spoiled ballots, forged ballots, destroyed ballots

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Tue Jun 15 2004 - 20:47:42 CDT

On Jun 15, 2004, at 6:18 PM, John Payson wrote:
> How are the ballots randomly selected? If one uses a magnet to
> randomly select
> ball bearings out of a pile for examination to confirm that they're
> "all" made
> out of steel, the test would pass even if many of the bearings in the
> pile were
> made out of non-metalic material.

I assume this question is purely sophistical?!

I don't know exactly how random ballots will be selected, but I presume
no magnets will be involved. Some variation on shuffling or pulling
from an opaque box seem like likely approaches.
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