Re: voter-induced compromise of the paper trail

From: Keith Copenhagen <k_at_copetech_dot_com>
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 17:43:29 CST

Hi Alan,

Is the argument for a voter record that there is value in the Voter
verifing how they remember voting, days after casting ?

Is this to provide Voter Verification on a paperless ballot ?

Why is this desirable ? Or are you just saying it is a non-issue.

> 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
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.
seriously involved in that will find a way easy enough. Again, this is
an argument that the take-away proponents can win right now. Or can

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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