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Miami-Dade County Urge Change Of Voting Machines (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on May, 28 2005 @ 10:59 AM
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Miami-Dade county's election chief has urged the county commissioner to ditch the current touchscreen voting machines. The recommendation comes amidst declining voter confidence in the paperless voting system and quadrupled election labour costs. The touchscreen voting machines would be replaced with optical scanning machines that scan paper voting ballots.
 



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MIAMI - Miami-Dade County's elections chief has recommended ditching its ATM-style voting machines, just three years after buying them for $24.5 million to avoid a repeat of the hanging and dimpled chads from the 2000 election.

Elections supervisor Lester Sola said in a memo Friday that the county should switch to optical scanners that use paper ballots, based on declining voter confidence in the paperless touch-screen machines and quadrupled election day labor costs.


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Atleast their is serious acknowledgment in the crisis of the current voting machines. Aside from the problems highlighted in this news article there are the instances of touchscreen voting machines returning negative ballot counts for Kerry in the last election. As well as the fact that the company executives that makes the touchscreen voting machines, Election Systems & Software, are pro-republican.

There is still a problem here though, the optical scanning machines are also supplied by Election Systems & Software.

Surely a foreign, independant company would be better suited for delivering an impartial voting system.

Related News Links:
www.blackboxvoting.com

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posted on May, 28 2005 @ 11:31 AM
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A look at optical scanning machines shows the same problems. The same discrepencies from exit polling data to election outcomes is poignant. We need to return to hand counted paper ballots. While discrepencies happen most anywhere the truth test is exit polling.



posted on May, 28 2005 @ 01:14 PM
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Seems everyone is eager to cheat. I seriously would have to agree here, its just too easy to rig electronic voting machines. No company that shows an interest in the election of one candidate or party should be even allowed close to the vote counting process.



posted on May, 28 2005 @ 01:47 PM
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Who asked for these machines throughout the country? I don't remember any referendums. Who thought that the paper ballot system was so flawed that we need Diebold to save us? I remember people debating the system, but only as they were being installed.



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