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[–] Gowdy 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Let me guess... they will be asking the company that made them to check for rigging?

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[–] FuckYourSafespace 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

"Hey Soros, can you just check real quick to make sure you didn't do anything shady? Thanks."

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[–] Gowdy 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

What troubles me most is that most our 50ish to whatever representatives won't understand the problem with this and couldn't even tell you the difference between open source and closed source software.

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[–] fusir 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Best possible outcome in all of this.. We switch to paper finally. I'm hoping they did cheat just for that.

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[–] gosso920 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

"I'm 'Landslide Lyndon' Johnson, and I approve this message."

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[–] fusir 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah, I really don't think paper is perfect. Maybe as @ForTheUltimate points out blockchain might be the key.

Everyone would need to know their address and be able to look up that theirs is in there. But how do you know there aren't false casts?

There are three elements that need to go right:
The count (blockchain but not paper)
That yours makes it into the box (blockchain and paper)
Ballot stuffing prevention (neither)

Traditional electronic fails at all of these.

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[–] Oh_Well_ian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] ForTheUltimate 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

or transparent blockchains

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[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Does this include the servers that are used to compile all the votes received from these machines?

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[–] popsikle 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

sorry, the machines were sent to the junkyard as soon as the polls closed along with any computers.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Like, with a cloth!

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[–] BillZussman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Launched into space by Elon Musk

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[–] Enlileon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"Where's my hammer?"

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[–] NicknameUnavailable 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

But they didn't rig the voting machines this time, they told people in conservative towns that they couldn't vote due to redistricting.

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[–] WhoFramedReaderRabit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They did that and there were also reports of machine malfunctioning when voting.

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[–] NicknameUnavailable 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That seems like a red herring to direct investigations in the wrong place, too obvious.

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[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This particular election result is not nearly as important as the integrity of the election in November. If electronic voting errors and fraud are proven, it could have a profound effect on the big election. If I was a Republican, I would be glad Dems cheated in this relatively meaningless election. I also would have wanted to lose by as little as possible. It's a perfect result for generating scrutiny.

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[–] Onlio 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

There are a lot of people in he GOP that are on the Soros payroll

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[–] Doc_Brown_Lives 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

My idea for elections:

  • Election Day should be a federal holiday with in-person voting, photo ID, paper ballots, and blue/purple finger dye.
  • Voter registration should be purged annually and re-registration (like your car's license plate) required. Registration should close 2 weeks prior to any election.
  • No early voting. Everyone votes on election day. With Election Day as a federal holiday, the polls should be open for 24 hours opening and closing at midnight. As a federal holiday, most businesses would close anyway.
  • Paper ballots should be fill in the circle, feed into scanner by the voter which immediately validates it. Then paper ballot sealed and inserted into ballot box with the voter's finger dyed immediately.
  • Absentee ballots should be unmarked and brought to any local election office in-person if inside the US and the process certified as above. Outside the US, should be done at US Embassy/consulate, US military post, or similar gov't agency that can preserve the integrity of the ballot.
  • If it takes a week or so to count the votes, so be it. The integrity of the vote is more important than speed.
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