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Re: E-M:/ Supreme Court Ruling Explained



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Enviro-Mich message from Michael Carlson <mecec@home.com>
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Maybe Spense Abraham won after all!

Michael Carlson

Smileysmlc@aol.com wrote:

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> Bonnie,
> Thanks for your response.  It's good to hear that votes CAN be counted
> correctly.  I'd still be interested in a statewide survey.  I know that the
> City of Detroit, at least until recently, used a punch card system with no
> provisions for detecting errors.  I'm not sure if they still use that system.
>  The City of Southfield, I'm told, uses a punch card system; but they have a
> system to reject miscast ballots on the spot, too.
>
> The City of Westland recently switched to a computer touch screen system.  I
> don't know about its accuracy, but the touch screens have greatly lengthened
> the lines at the polling place.  The touch screens are very slow and are
> rather difficult to read due to poor contrast.  The smaller print is almost
> unreadable.
>
> Since each vote CAN and SHOULD be counted, we obviously need state and
> national accuracy standards.  Anything less should
> be...well...unconstitutional.
>
> Jack Smiley
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