[E-voting] Odd S'Indo Article - Joe on Newstalk at 14:15 this
joe.mccarthy at arkaon.com
Mon Aug 21 11:56:25 IST 2006
I just now recorded a piece for Newstalk 106FM to be aired around
14:15. I said Liam Weeks' claim that there was a "major flaw" in the
current system was far fetched.
I pointed out that the article did not acknowledge that the current
system is fully accurate for the transfer of the 1st surplus and is
statistically accurate for later transfers of a surplus arising from an
incoming surplus. I have not seen any statistical study showing the
possible effects of the initial mixing being different. (Has anyone
seen such a study anywhere?)
I also stated that the Gregory system works fine on a manual basis for
the Seanad and in Northern Ireland and I said his claim that such could
only be counted by computer is wrong.
I ended by saying that the machines should be written off and we should
stick to paper and pencil.
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