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Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1
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@VerifiedVoting “submits the following statement endorsing hand-marked paper ballots that are scanned as the primary voting method for voters.” Thread. 1/ storage-ec2-950.sharefile.com/download.ashx?…
2/ “[T]he primary voting method for most voters should be HAND-marked paper ballots” because they “offer better voter verification than can be achieved with a computerized interface.”
3/ “A hand-marked paper ballot is the only kind of record not vulnerable to software errors, configuration errors, or hacking.”
4/ “With hand-marked paper ballots, voters are responsible only for their own errors, while with computer marked paper printouts from ballot marking devices aka “BMDs”], voters are responsible for catching and correcting errors or alterations made by the BMD.”
5/ “Research...broadly supports the idea that voter verification of BMD [ballot marking device] ballots is sporadic and unreliable...”
6/ In addition, “hand-marked paper ballots are significantly less expensive than BMDs.”
7/ “Most paper ballots, whether hand marked or machine marked, are tabulated by scanners & typically a polling place will require a single scanner. In contrast, polling places that require all voters to use BMDs must provide enough of these expensive machines to accommodate...
8/ ...all the voters who need them.”
9/ “Second, an inadequate number of BMDs, either because too few were allocated, or because some fail to work, can easily generate LONG LINES , disenfranchising voters who are unable to wait.”
10/ “This situation occurred in the Nov 18 midterm elections when high voter turnout overwhelmed available DREs [voting machines] at some polling places. If, however, a scanner breaks down, voters can deposit their hand marked paper ballots in a ballot box for scanning.”
11/ “A voting system that incorporates hand marked paper ballots for most voters is scalable and can easily handle a spike in voter turnout on Election Day.”
12/ The link in post 1 may have exceeded its maximum number of views. Here are screenshots of @VerifiedVoting’s letter.
15/ Here is my own article on this issue. whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/02/wil…
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