Re: TAR--audits. urgently need help to get law.

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Wed Nov 22 2006 - 17:08:38 CST

Apropos to this thread is this essay that came out yesterday from a noted mathematician

http://votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2067&Itemid=26

In 1975 while working for the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), Roy G. Saltman, authored a paper entitled, "Effective Use of Computing Technology in Vote-Tallying." In Appendix B of that seminal work, "Mathematical Considerations and Implications in the Selection of Recount Quantities", Saltman described a methodology for determining sample sizes to be used in independent audits of electronic vote counting systems which include optical scanners, punch card readers and touchscreen or pushbutton direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machines with voter-verified paper audit trails. ... laws should specify a probability of miscount detection or confidence level -- not a fixed auditing percentage.

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