Heard an interesting segment on NPR yesterday -- discussing how maintaining the electronic machines is a nightmare because if a machine is malfunctioning you have to wait for a certified tech to come and evaluate it, and then it has to sent back to the mfgr for whatever repairs are needed, and then it has to be re-certified, which takes several months! Apparently, the software in these systems is bloatware on steroids. Tens of thousands of lines of code -- much of which goes to the drawing of the freakin' on-screen icons! They were talking to a developer who is working on Open Source voteware that is more secure and stable, and easy to maintain. Years away, unfortunately.<br><br>
"Apparently, the software in these systems is bloatware on steroids. Tens of thousands of lines of code -- much of which goes to the drawing of the freakin' on-screen icons! "<br><br><br>OH NO Steve.... DON'T tell me !!!<br><br><br>it runs on VISTA !! <br><br>David (OFI)
I thought all the machines were the same ? Humm<br><br>Anyway I guess the code convolution is because there is always state , county and amendments voting too at the same time and it varies from state to state.<br><br>So with that would it be better to have just a House , Senate , President election and have the state counties and amendments on a different year ?<br><br>
"So with that would it be better to have just a House , Senate , President election and have the state counties and amendments on a different year ?"<br><br>Well every election costs the state money... that's why they pool various levels- National, state, and local...<br>I think the machines can be made privately but the code should be govt controlled with lots of Congressional oversight and lots of checks ...<br><br>Now Diebold writes the code and NO ONE knows what's in it... "closed"<br>this should be done on the inside not by some company who's CEO is a Republican... wouldn't matter if he were Democrat- it's just not kosher and open to lots of fraud !! More than Micky Mouse registering to vote... or 13 Obama supporters withdrawing their ballots.<br><br>David (OFI)
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Why do Dumbocrats need early voting anyway? Because without fraud, they don't win elections...plain and simple. <p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Pot, meet kettle.<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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