According to Local 6, about 13,000 ballots in Florida were put in jeopardy today because of a bad memory card in an optical-scan voting machine. When the error was discovered, representatives from both parties were notified and the ballots were removed from the site and placed in a vault. Now, it's up to the canvassing board to decide how to recount the ballots.
But suppose it had been a Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) machine that produces no paper whatsoever? There would be nothing to put in a vault. And there would be no debate over how to do the recount, because there would be nothing to recount.