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  •  Wisconsin, at least west-coast (Mississippi River) (4+ / 0-)
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    barath, HudsonValleyMark, G2geek, Wee Mama

    ...use optical scanners since 1980 or so and don't recall any problems...I suppose in larger cities that don't allow proper ratio of machines to voting population and/or voting locations...there could be unnecessary delays. And as for "rigging" them to create voter fraud...need to seek out an expert which I am not.

    Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

    by kalihikane on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 07:34:08 PM PST

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      Neon Mama, HudsonValleyMark, Renee, G2geek

      There's little risk in this sort of system of fraud, which is exactly the point.  Trust in the system breeds confidence in the election outcome, which strengthens the democratic system.

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      by barath on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 07:37:06 PM PST

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      •  --with good audits in place, yes (1+ / 0-)
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        Renee

        I know that was part of your point (#2, in fact!). Wisconsin's audit provision isn't as broad as California's, although California still has plenty of room for improvement. But all in all, I think Wisconsin does things pretty well.

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        by HudsonValleyMark on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 08:15:53 PM PST

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