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

Alan D.
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