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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #39)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:22 AM

41. Banks, grocery stores, etc.

use electronic machines to count safely BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN VERIFY WHAT THEY SEE. My bank sends me an electronically generated bank statement. I go through it and verify that it is accurate. If that electronic machine maker (Diebold is one of them) tries to cheat, the individual can easily catch the error BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN VERIFY WHAT THEY SEE.

Try to understand this. I know it is difficult but it's possible to understand. It really is:

VOTE COUNTING ON ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES IS ESSENTIALLY UNVERIFIABLE!!!!!

A voting machine does not know by itself how to count votes. It has to be programmed by actual people. Those people may be honest people, most I'm sure are, but they can also in some cases be "bad" people. Those people actually exist and sometimes do bad things. The code in the machine is protected from oversight by copyright laws, the actual vote totals are counted only by machines, in some states (FL) it's even illegal to recount the vote by hand. Hacks, vote rigging, etc. are trivially easy to carry out and the possibility of getting caught is essentially zero. Why is this hard to understand? Read some books on it. There are hundreds out there by now.

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