I think the key has to be the election officials themselves. We (the vendors) can’t effectively argue our case since we are simply seen as self-serving. All these MIT/Caltech/Stanford ‘experts’ have never run an election and have never created an election system, but people will listen to them anyway. And I won’t even discuss the crackpots.
The officials, however, know the score. If this goes the full Mercury Method, where the voter can change their mind after their receipt was printed, that would pretty mean the end of electronic DRE I think. Can you imagine two million six-inch strips of paper in Los Angeles County? While I cannot speak for her, I can’t imagine someone like Connie McCormack ever letting that happen.
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· how do you stop this steamroller from happening?