Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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RE: France
by ricegf on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:21 UTC in reply to "France"
ricegf
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on't tell me US never thought about such a simple process that cannot be faked and is not prone to doubt ?


It seems trivial to fake to me. I prepare 10 envelopes for my candidate in advance, and bring them in my pocket. Add the "real" envelope to the stack in the voting booth, square up, and drop the lot in the box on my way out. What am I missing?

Manually opening all those envelopes will really slow down counts.

And I had 37 offices on which to vote in my Texas county - are you seriously suggesting 37 lines?!? Ouch!

No, the optical scanner worked great.

One nice thing (in a warped sort of way) about living in Texas is that I can vote for the candidate I REALLY support for president, even a Green or Libertarian, since there was never any doubt which winner would take all the electoral votes.

I'd love to see us change to proportional electors, but the R's would have to sponsor the bill in the state legislature, and it would then cost them electors in 2016, so they have no motivation. *sigh*

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