|FROM ||Adam Kosmin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Voting (was:Re: why we need Free Software voting machines)
" Adam, do you have an author name for the Counterpunch article?
This is the link
" Anyway, regarding Free Software, you are entirely right, I
" just don't think that is a strong enough measure. When the
" voting error issue first began to be discussed on local lists
" I thought it was it was an activist side-show without any
" merit. I was wrong, as a little research (on c.r. and else
" where) showed me. But the remedy isn't better software I
" think it's no software.
I disagree. That would be inefficiant.
" From Mike Bacarelly on the nylug-talk list:
" :Nothing that I've seen regarding either election has
" :convinced me that the issues and controversy are due to
" :technical failures. Quite the opposite --they've been
" :administrative failures.
" :Where I voted in New York, they had mechanical voting
" :machines that did basically everything a voting machine should.
" :It clearly showed the options, only allowed me to make no vote
" :or a valid vote (wouldn't let me vote for more than one
" :candidate per position), and had very discrete start/done
" :As far as I'm concerned, this is the ideal. Putting a
" :computer inside these machines increases their chances
" :of failure and the risk of tampering by a gajillion
" :bajillion percent.
" Don't like Google Beta?
" Write 'em at http://groups-beta.google.com/support/bin/request.py
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