Please find evidence of >80bit election

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 10:57:40 CDT

I just posted this sentiment in a thread with a different name. I
think this point is of sufficient importance to emphasize.

> You can calculate the optimal encoding for any election using my
> election-entropy.py tool.
> For the demo data, 53 bits is what we need. That leaves enough room
> for a crypto signature and globally-unique ballot ID to be added (and
> even some small ECCs, beyond those inherent in Code128).
> So first thing would be for someone to locate ONE historical election
> that can't fit in Code128.

Before we decide that 2-D barcodes are needed, let's find SOME specific
evidence for the need. My tool let's you determine precisely and
quantitatively how much actual information any election contains.

If it's not more than 80 bits, it's not an argument for 2-D. Show me
the data!
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