Re: voter-induced compromise of the paper trail

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 02:12:43 CST

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, Alan Dechert wrote:

> >
> > 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.

Here in Sweden we can vote prior to election day, using postal
absentee ballots. But we may then change our minds and vote at
the polling place, and thus invalidating the absentee ballot.

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