Re: [OVC-discuss] I need your help today -- oppose Holtbillasintroduced

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Jun 24 2009 - 14:20:56 CDT

Got it.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Created. I'm going through the bill now, pulling out passages where I
>> see issues.
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> Here's some incredibly bad part on pg 5
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> 12 ‘‘(II) In the event of any inconsist
> 13 encies or irregularities between any elec
> 14 tronic vote tallies and the vote tallies de
> 15 termined by counting by hand the indi
> 16 vidual, durable, voter-verified, paper ballots
> 17 used pursuant to clause (i), and subject to
> 18 subparagraph (B), the individual, durable,
> 19 voter-verified, paper ballots shall be the
> 20 true and correct record of the votes cast.
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> This has many possible interpretations or implications -- all bad.  This could mean that all ballots have to be hand-counted.  Otherwise, how would you know there are any descrepancies between the hand count and the machine count?
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> What if you do a precinct level count, as with the OVC system, with many people witnessing that everything is done correctly and the tabulation is witnessed to be correct.  Later, some ballots get "lost."  Now you have a descrepancy between the "voter-verified, paper ballots" and the machine count.  So, you recount the paper ballots and that overrides the machine count, which was known to be correct.
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> This crap's gotta go.
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> Alan D.
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