Bottom line: machines have got to go. I've been concerned for some years, now, that even some of the best people in our movement think that there is some way or other, however convoluted ~and therefore somehow apparently more reasonable in the convolutions~ that we can dally and dither with the issue of machines. My interest so far in holding off judging "Request by Voters," and other lesser initiatives undertaken by many with the expressed intent of laying the "groundwork" for paper ballots, was simply to study it, them, and see what was good about them, if only to try to sever those ideas from the whole ( that, as a whole, might not be so good ). As they say in most binding contracts, "if any part of this is unenforceable, it shall not affect any other provision."
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