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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Sun May 15, 2016, 01:50 AM

22. Look lower on the ballot

It would be very difficult to rig enough machines (and get away with it) to tip the Presidential race.

Lower races would be a lot easier. Less attention being paid, fewer machines to rig. Just enough to tip the balance in the state legislature, in time for redistricting. Depends on the machines and how secure the programming is. As long as the software is proprietary (trade secret), nobody can check. If I were the evil genius, that's how I'd do it.

Not that I think it's happening much. Far better just to disenfranchise the opposition's voters and tip the scales that way. Or gerrymander. If the rubes yell about the people who were purged from the rolls, incompetence and lack of resources are good covers. There's no question that's happening.

At the state convention level, you don't need anything that complicated to adjust results. Whoever controls the rules and credentials committees, and whoever chairs the convention, they control the outcome. The apparatchniks have the experience, and they know the ins and outs of parliamentary practice.

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