Re: Ms. Tobi's overheated rhetoric

From: Arlene Montemarano <mikarl_at_starpower_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 05:48:17 CST


Yes, exactly. And the problem, as I see it, is that not all people in
this government have benign motives. For those people, computer
technology can be used as a way to conceal, much like the use of
"legalese" can be a form of concealment and obfuscation in the writing
of laws. It does not have to be, but it CAN be.

That is not an acceptable risk to me.

When I joined this list, I believed a better engineered system of
electronics was the answer. It has since become clear to me the entire
concept should be eschewed, in favor of hand counting of paper ballots,
whatever that should cost. Systems for hand counting, it seems to me,
can be "engineered" to work, if smart people design them.

Arthur Keller wrote:
> At 7:56 PM -0500 11/11/07, Arlene Montemarano wrote:
>> Think of the millions and millions of dollars spent in the last few
>> years on this complex technology using electrons.
> There are many on this list who would agree with the statement that a
> better voting system should have been designed before spending
> millions and millions of dollars on faulty equipment. Where we
> differ is whether there is a role for technology in voting systems.
> Best regards,
> Arthur

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