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Re: [Debconf-discuss] Re: Please revoke your signatures from Martin Kraff's keys

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On Fri, 26 May 2006 16:24:27 -0700
Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> wrote:

> On Friday 26 May 2006 15:20, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> > > On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 05:45:42PM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > >> On Thursday 25 May 2006 15:26, Mike Hommey wrote:
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > > [0] As long as he doesn't go and vote too, since the people in
> > > the voting table would notice that he has voted twice and
> > > probably would have to reject the whole voting box of that table
> > > (as they would be unable to find and remove the previous voters'
> > > vote).
> >
> > Well that's an interesting way to cook an election...
> Method not viable in all jurisdictions.  If you've ever wondered why
> Oregon takes almost as long as Florida to certify national election
> results, it's not because we can't count or we've had a blatant
> attempt at voter's fraud, it's because elections is busy checking
> signatures on ballot envelopes.  
> Oregon abolished the voting booth in 2000:  "Election Day" is
> actually the last election day of six consecutive weeks we can vote
> (beat that and your wussy six hours, America!), and we vote at home.
> You have your option of mailing or handing in your ballot to county
> elections.  Oregon residents that will be outside the state of Oregon
> on the last day of the election are the only people eligible to
> register absentee because of this (this is a good thing, since it
> improves voter turnout and more votes count initially, whereas
> absentee ballots in all 50 states never get opened unless there's a
> tie).

Oh, so they get better counts and less fraud by doing away with ballot
secrecy. How wonderful.

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