Saturday, September 23, 2006

I think the best ...

Click here: Officials Wary of Electronic Voting Machines - New York Times

Old-fashioned as it may sound, I think the paper ballot dropped in box, was the best way.

The Ancient Greeks dropped colored pebbles (psephos) in a box to indicate their prefereences.

Hence the word "psephologist" --- one who examines elections.

In my time --- and maybe for all time --- my colleague and co-author Richard M. Scammon reigned supreme.

He taught me I great deal. I honor him. on these Jewish High Holy Days.

Ben

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