|If unexamined BDFs are flawed, a hand recount of the original ballots is the only way to detect the error. Recounting optical scan ballots by running them through the the optical scanner a second time typically shows the same results as the initial tally. But meaningful recounts cannot be conducted for many DRE systems, because there are no original ballots to recount.
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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
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