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Subject: Re: [election-services] Twitter and Elections / Action Groups / Party apparatus and Open Sourced Democracy

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 3:47 PM, David RR Webber (XML) <david@drrw.info> wrote:
> Joe,
> In California they have these V records they are getting off the voting
> machines electronically - columnar text layout flatfiles.  Those are being
> loaded into a SQL database - and then the EML is being generated off the SQL
> by VB program.
> At a minimum for true audits - you need two sets of independently created
> records - or minimally counts - so you can compare!  Whatever format those
> are in - you can refactor to EML to facilitate that...

Well, I've seen the example EML they produced, but can you point me to
the production feed?  I'm skeptical that this was easy to do, and I'm
not sure what the gap is between our difficulties working with EMS'
database reporting and what counties are giving to the SoS (and
exactly how the data from counties is fed into SQL, etc.). best, Joe

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