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I am currently investigating reports of issues retreiving the votes from the Microvote Infnity machines used for early voting, which once again raises the question: Can we trust paperless voting using electronic machines, and highlighting the need for these machines to produce a voter verified paper audit trail!
Ask yourself this. What happens at the end of the day, if they try to download votes from a heavily used voting machine, and find nothing there? While I hope this is a nightmare that we never have to face, they will not be able to say we were not warned! Updated below:
I called the election commission office today and Vickie Koelman the Administrator of Elections denied that there is any truth to the rumors that I reported on last night. She said “None at all” in answer to my question if there were any problems or issues as all with either downloading votes from a machine or from the memory cards.
I asked her the question I posed above. What happens if at the end of the day there are no votes on a machine when they try to download them. Her first answer was “That can never happen”, Never say never was my response. I said hypothetically speaking. Her response is they have a list of the people who signed in at that precinct. I asked so they would be allowed to revote? Her answer was she didn’t know as it had never happened.
I suggested they do some thinking on it, and coming up with some contingency plans for different scenarios similar to what the Military does with it’s war plans. They make a bunch of plans even if they never expect to use them. It’s better to have them and never need them, than to need them and not have them.