Javert Rovinski, on Sep 18 2003, 07:33 AM, said:
At some point-- in a democracy-- you have to trust the voters. Everybody knows by now the problems with punchcards; this isn't that difficult. You poke the hole. The directions explicitly say to double check your ballot, and if you screw up the first time, you can get another one.
The problem with this is that it's anti-innovation; using the court's logic (which centered around alleged inequality, not decertification), no election can ever be held if the voting systems are different (since all voting systems have different error rates).
I await the ACLU asking to delay the 2004 presidential election because some states don't have uniform voting systems. Expect to be able to vote for Dean or Clark in 2016.