Re: voter-induced compromise of the paper trail

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 16:06:48 CST

>
> These aren't mere academic possibilities, they are established reality
> in parts of the United States today. We don't want to enable the
> spread of these kinds of schemes!
>
Right. Although, as it is, all they have to do is demand that you to give
them your completed absentee ballot in order to prove your vote. I hear
"let's not make it worse" all the time, but I doubt that giving the voter a
copy to take would make any difference in the vote buying business. People
seriously involved in that will find a way easy enough. Again, this is not
an argument that the take-away proponents can win right now. Or can they?

This is really an untested hypothesis. It for sure wouldn't make a
difference in Oregon -- where it's all mail-in. Washington is mostly
mail-in.

Alan D.
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