Re: Ms. Tobi's overheated rhetoric

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 10:07:00 CST

Actually, New York City is organized into about 7300 "Election
Districts" which have about 750 registered voters each.

Teresa Hommel

Arlene Montemarano wrote:

> 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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