Re: Ballot tear-off

From: Marty Schrader <marty_at_parsecsystemsinc_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 00:16:29 CDT

David Mertz said:
> Somebody expecting to meet the
> big guys with the brass knuckles when they get home is not at
> liberty to destroy a provided receipt.

The argument that we have to circumvent any possible illegal activity after the
fact is not going to fly. Our concern here is for a transparent and verifiable
voting system. "Big guys with brass knuckles" is a matter best left to normal
law enforcement, not to be addressed by our elect-tronics (you like that?) and
software.

I am trying to stick to matters we can affect directly as far as the election
system itself goes. What happens after that isn't something I can concern myself
with; the universe is full of possible badness that I can't control. Making the
ballot verifiable is something I *can* control.

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