Move Left Counties Buy Expensive Electronic Machines, and Then Create Long Lines by Combining Precincts to Make Up the Cost Electronic voting ma
April 12, 2005

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Counties Buy Expensive Electronic Machines, and Then Create Long Lines by Combining Precincts to Make Up the Cost

Electronic voting machines are bad in the first place.

Most don't print a voter-verifiable paper ballot, and therefore these machines allow elections to easily be rigged.

Some electonic machines do print a voter-verifiable paper ballot, but even then most voters don’t check the printout anyway, and so there is still room for rigging.

Optical-scan (fill-in-the-oval) ballots and plain paper ballots are superior for this reason: voters inherently check an optical-scan ballot or a paper ballot.

Electronic voting machines are also bad because they're the most expensive of these options.

Some counties which are buying electronic voting machines are trying to address their cost by combining precincts. Unfortunately, this will cause long lines.

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