Something lawyers do is “to protect” the votes of their clients.
One wag said that the thing to do is to “stare at” the pc used for automated polls to make sure it is “honest.” Staring seems to be effective and precedes the “blinking” of an errant machine.
But there is one so-so cure: the random manual audit. See my earlier post.
The problem for now is that few really know how a random manual audit will work in the Philippines, though of course such audits have been conducted successfully elsewhere. See Christian Monsod’s piece on the matter last Dec. 27, 2009.
It’s almost a “senior moment,” this issue. Here’s something from http://www.cartoonstock.com: