Voting and X-Ray machines?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 3:49 UTC (Thu) by felixfix
In reply to: Voting and X-Ray machines?
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
I tell you what -- I don't care about X-ray machines. Who in their right mind will want to change their X-ray machine software? Considering that they cost so much, it is simply not going to happen unless some super crazed admin were to go off the deep end, and that admin would go to jail as soon as something bad happened.
Voting machines are a different problem. The danger with them is not from voters, it's from the manufacturer mainly and the individual govt bureaucrats to a lesser extent. Almost all problems with voting machines could be solved by producing a paper ballot which was the one and only source of vote counting, and then it doesn't matter what monkey business goes on with even the manufacturer. If each voter gets a paper printout which they put in the ballot box, and that is what is counted for all vote tallies, who cares what goes on with the voting machine itself? If someone messes with it, it would only take a very few voters to complain to get the cracker in hot water.
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