|Skepticism, disbelief, distrust of the system -- precisely the qualities that an efficacious electoral system needs, Lehto says.'Faith and trust have no part in American government.Checks and balances do.The best elections are when the parties [counting the votes]distrust each other and are watching each other like hawks.'The only reliable system is the old one,with mutually suspicious parties counting paper ballots one by one.
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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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