Re: Ms. Tobi's overheated rhetoric

From: Arlene Montemarano <mikarl_at_starpower_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 06:08:30 CST

Even New York, big as it is, is made up of precincts, with approximately
2000 voters. Each precinct, for the purposes of voting, can be treated
as a "small town", and is therefore manageable.

Ronald Crane wrote:
> 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
> hour.
>
> -R
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