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. . . on a piece of paper is the best way to conduct an election. 

Like EFF Muricans!!!!!

Major coding error has derailed the Iowa caucuses. Remember 2000 and hanging chads? 

Technology isn't always better. 

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51 minutes ago, Boges said:

. . . on a piece of paper is the best way to conduct an election. 

Like FUCK Muricans!!!!!

Major coding error has derailed the Iowa caucuses. Remember 2000 and hanging chads? 

Technology isn't always better. 

I agree.

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I think the app was for reporting the results across Iowa to Iowa HQ, not for actual voting.  Otherwise I guess they'd use telephone or email etc.  Either way, technology will  be involved.

Hanging chads aren't technology.  Anyways, blame the maker not technology.

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5 hours ago, Boges said:

. . . on a piece of paper is the best way to conduct an election. 

Like EFF Muricans!!!!!

 

Watch American media a little more closely...the Iowa caucus voters did mark paper ballots after viability alignments, which were hand counted today after the reporting app and phone banks failed.

Timely results use to take days and that was fine, but now it has to be immediate for media and political wonks.

 

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15 hours ago, bush_cheney2004 said:

Watch American media a little more closely...the Iowa caucus voters did mark paper ballots after viability alignments, which were hand counted today after the reporting app and phone banks failed.

Timely results use to take days and that was fine, but now it has to be immediate for media and political wonks.

You can still get timely results using a phone. 

The method of reporting seems to be the problem here. 

Can we also agree that the practice of caucusing is stupid? 

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18 minutes ago, Boges said:

You can still get timely results using a phone. 

The method of reporting seems to be the problem here. 

Can we also agree that the practice of caucusing is stupid? 

 

Not stupid, just antiquated.  There was a time in U.S. history when election results were aggregated from October to December, and the nation survived just fine.

Media has put pressure on quick election results over accuracy, and only mandated recounts in close elections is enough to slow the rushed process down.

We agree that there should always be a paper ballot trail, technology be damned.

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4 hours ago, Boges said:

Can we also agree that the practice of caucusing is stupid? 

I bet it would be more interesting if it followed a gangs of New York format.

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