RE: TED SELKER: US Election Assistance Commission--Questions

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 02:08:59 CDT

At 10:00 PM -0600 5/10/04, charlie strauss wrote:
> >Arthur wrote:
>>The biggest problem with the audio tape is there is no feasible
>>automated way to reconcile the tape against the computerized vote
>>records.
>
>I dont understand, what makes you think so? It seems like voice
>recognition of synthesized speech would be a real-time gimme.

It would be error prone (audio tape is NOT a reliable media) and
computationally expensive.

The approach is exemplary of techniques that seem reasonable at
first, but basically make infeasible widespread auditing and
recounts. It would be effectively impossible to recount all the
votes for a race in one county manually off of audiotapes.

Best regards,
Arthur

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