Re: OVC-discuss Digest, Vol 37, Issue 10

From: Nancy Tobi <nancy_dot_tobi_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Nov 05 2007 - 10:02:42 CST

Here's a concept:

the opportunity to verify does not equate with the right to vote

the paradigm shift from right to vote to opportunity to verify is actually a
subversion of our democracy and should be repelled at all costs.

~nancy tobi

On 11/5/07, Ronald Crane <voting@lastland.net> wrote:
>
> Ronald Crane wrote:
>
> Further, as I mentioned earlier, "voter verification" does not in any way
> impede (a) delay- or denial-of-service attacks; (b) attacks that move
> candidates about the ballot or drop them from it; (c) attacks that change
> the presentation of the ballot so as to emphasize or de-emphasize particular
> objects (remember what happened in Sarasota when some official omitted a
> header?); or (d) attacks that make it easier (or more difficult) to select a
> candidate. All of these attacks influence the voter's actual choices, so
> they do not create the inconsistency between the voter's ballot and her
> recollection that "voter verification" aims to detect.
>
> The last sentence should read, "All of these attacks influence the voter's
> actual choices (or prevent her from voting), so they do not create the
> inconsistency between the voter's ballot and her recollection that "voter
> verification" aims to detect."
>
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