Re: Ms. Tobi's overheated rhetoric

From: Arlene Montemarano <mikarl_at_starpower_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 10:14:53 CST

Even better.

I was just making that up as an example of what could be done. I had
read that the average precinct contains 2000 voters, with of course some
variation. Looks like your system might have pulled the average down a bit.

Teresa Hommel wrote:
> 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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