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  •  Diarist addresses this. 1% is a starting point. (1+ / 0-)
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    followed by increasing fractions for close races.
    In addition to increasing the degree of recounts in tight races, I think that if any machine were to be found in disagreement with the recount, it seems reasonable that the county where that machine was located would then be audited to a greater degree to determine whether the discrepancy was limited to that machine or was indicative of a wider problem.

    "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

    by netop on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:27:41 AM PST

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    •  But using the correct jargon is helpful (0+ / 0-)

      "1% followed by increasing fractions" may or may not be good enough (or indeed overkill). "Risk-limiting" is clear and precise, and doesn't sound too scary or nerdy.

      Senate rules which prevent any reform of the filibuster are unconstitutional. Therefore, we can rein in the filibuster tomorrow with 51 votes.

      by homunq on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:51:20 AM PST

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