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I would personally prefer that half the energy that has gone into the Mueller probe had gone into ensuring that all voting machines used in the general elections had paper trails

Just abolish voting machines and count by hand.

by generic on Wed Feb 28th, 2018 at 09:20:33 AM EST
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I just saw a report stating that over half of US States are using paper ballots, including Pennsylvania, Virginia and other big states. I think it is well worth a hand count of paper ballots every two years to ensure the integrity of our elections. I can only hope it becomes all states before November.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Mar 1st, 2018 at 05:15:52 AM EST
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Amid Election Security Worries, Suddenly Paper Ballots Are Making a Comeback | The Intercept |

Every secretary of state was invited to a closed-door briefing at the Department of Homeland Security, while federal experts spoke to a wider audience at the conference.

Brig. Gen. Timothy T. Lunderman, a cybersecurity expert at the National Guard, ran a session laying out to the assembled officials the resources available to them in the event of a cyberattack or intrusion on their systems. "If you take something away from today's message, it is that we are a team," he said.

One way to allay concerns about the integrity of electronic voting machine infrastructure, however, is to simply not use it. Over the past year, a number of states are moving back toward the use of paper ballots or at least requiring a paper trail of votes cast.  

Ballotpedia: Voting methods by state
German government state of cybersecurity
Dutch election returned to red pencil ballots (2009)
Dutch ballots to be counted by hand amid hacking fears | NY Times - Feb. 2017 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Mar 1st, 2018 at 10:48:19 AM EST
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