Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Unauthorized Recounts?

This is interesting:


Some states prohibit elections officials from checking on optical scan tallies by examining the paper ballots. In Washington, according to former supervisor of elections Julie Anne Kempf, Secretary of State Sam Reed [Sic*] declared such spontaneous checkups to be "unauthorized recounts." New Florida regulations will forbid counting paper ballots, even in recounts, except in highly unusual circumstances. Without paper ballot hand-counts, the hacks demonstrated below show that optical-scan elections can be destroyed in seconds.

[*SIC... actually this was determined during the Monroe Administration]

1 comment:

Mike Gillis said...

How can one even begin to justify not counting paper ballots as part of a recount?

This should be the bare minimum, especially with these corporate voting machines and their record of unreliability, if not outright fraud.