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: Fix is simple
by panzi on Sat 10th Nov 2012 02:07 UTC in reply to "Fix is simple"
panzi
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2006-01-22

Fingerprint? Ok, THAT is the sign of a oppressive (maybe repressive) regime. Also what about people without fingerprints? This happens. (lost fingers or no fingerprints through working some sort of manual labor that erodes fingerprints, e.g. making chain mails for the Lord of the Rings movies)

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RE[2]: Fix is simple
by ze_jerkface on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:49 in reply to "RE: Fix is simple"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Also what about people without fingerprints?


No problem, just toss out dupes that have clearly defined fingerprints. People without fingerprints make up less than 1% of the population so their impact would be negligible.

That would be much better than the current system where people vote for the dead/disabled/elderly/apathetic.

http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/05/16/53000-dead-voters-fou...

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