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We are where we are and can only go forward now that #CurrencyChange is ‘on ground’, but we can’t ignore the reality of the election-linked timing.
Is the policy’s aim to stop #VoteBuying & #VoteSelling? Or is it to mop up excess liquidity, correct course or achieve some …/2
… other monetary or fiscal goal?
Yes, #VoteBuying & #VoteSelling are wrong and criminal, but must the nation’s whole policy be altered to suppress what law enforcement should be able to deal with, just because ordinary people (rather than delegates & legislators) are getting…/3
… a piece of the action? After all, if the person selling notes at a social event can get new notes, we should not delude ourselves that a politician who wants to do analogue #VoteBuying can’t lay their hands on them too.
But if the aim of the policy is monetary, that could …/4
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Hillary Clinton had 2.9 million more votes, yet 6.5 million ballots were misdirected or unaccounted for by the state. For every vote Hillary won over the president nationally, more than twice as many mail ballots disappeared or went to the wrong addresses.
@HvonSpakovsky For every vote that Hillary won over the eventual president nationally, more than twice as many #MailBallots disappeared or went to the wrong addresses.
The data demonstrate the danger of putting the presidential election into the hands of the U.S. Postal Service, as well as the problems with inaccurate and out-of-date voter registration lists. #DeadVoters #DoubleVoters #UnknownVoters #RejectedVoters
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Things I learnt while at The Electoral Institute yesterday:
1. That report about @MBuhari getting 75% of his votes in 2015 from areas where card readers were not used did not come from @inecnigeria or its data.
2. INEC will use #PVC #CardReaders in all the 2019 elections.
3. INEC does NOT need the #ElectoralBill to be enacted to be able to use #PVC #CardReaders. It has been using #CardReaders consistently since 2015 and intends to use them in 2019. If it hadn't already planned to, two months to the election would be far too late to start planning!
4. INEC has stopped the use of 'incident report' to justify non-use of #CardReader for voter identification.
5. These safeguards are why some now resort to #votebuying.
6. Slow/late funding issues will not stop the 2019 polls, just as they didn't stop the 2015 polls.
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