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.

-Keith
>
> 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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