Re: Ms. Tobi's overheated rhetoric

From: Ronald Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Sun Nov 11 2007 - 22:47:40 CST

Arthur Keller wrote:
> ...New Hampshire consists mainly of small towns. How would you
> hand-count the one million or so votes in the City of Los Angeles or
> the well over one million votes in the City of New York? Would you
> use computers to record and sum up the totals from each precinct? Or
> would you do that on an abacus?
This is uncalled-for and indeed absurd. The objection is to voting
systems that can't effectively be supervised by most members of the
general public, not to any use of technology whatsoever. Anyone with a
calculator (which means well-nigh everyone) can total the precincts.
Indeed, anyone with paper, a pencil, some patience, and a modicum of
ingenuity can repeatably total a thousand 3-4 digit numbers in about an

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