Sunday, March 28, 2004

Paper, digital, court!

If paperless DRE voting machines were to attach a receipt printer, and a recount of votes recorded on the receipts differed from the count of digital votes, which count would determine the election outcome?

We guess that paper will always win in the eyes of the public.


Because votes recorded on paper are tangible and checked by the voter to ensure that they are recorded correctly.

Why would anybody ever rely on a digital ballot?

Clerks prefer paperless voting because it eliminates much of their work and most of their accountability.


Paper votes will always defeat digital votes in the eyes of the public.

We must keep elections out of the courts, where results are up for grabs.