We should strongly oppose the new electronic hand-held device to cast our votes at the 2012 Republican Convention. The hand held devices are expensive at $125 each and if a delegate breaks, loses, or has it stolen through no fault of their own, the delegate has to pay for the device. These devices have no paper trail so there is no auditing of the vote. The device can malfunction, can be jammed, and tampered with, causing the vote to be for an opposing candidate.
Strongly oppose our chairman promoting voting by mail. Voting by mail is not a secret ballot. The county cannot monitor each home to make sure that the ballot is being filled out by the one to which it was addressed, or that intimidation or coercion was not present. This is the reason for the local level precinct polling location. Voting by mail is expensive, for example, for the city of Corinne to participate in voting my mail the cost is $1,137, since then postage has increased. Two voting machines cost $894. For 350 paper ballots to printed by their local printing company it costs $25.
George Soros, quoting, communist leader Joseph Stalin, said, "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."
Keep the voting process in the hands and care of the citizens who volunteer to watch over our voting process, not a machine, controlled by a few, or votes by mail that are counted by a few.