Posted by Robert Shaw on November 13, 2000 at 21:47:15:
In Reply to: Re: Your petition posted by Libby on November 13, 2000 at 19:32:40:
You couldn't have said that any better. Another point: If they wanted to avoid all these problems, they should have updated to mechanical voting booths as opposed to using paper ballots. Here in NY you go into the booth, flip the switches that correspond with the candidates, and then pull the lever to submit your vote and reset the switches for the next person. The machine just adds up all the votes as the day goes on, and the total is easily read by the officials at the end of the day.