Well what a surprise. All it takes to see how a mail-in voter voted in the CA recall is to shine a weak cellphone flashlight through the back of the envelope.
Suppose you wanted to use this tiny flaw in an otherwise *perfect* election system to throw out the ballots of people who voted the wrong way. What would you do?
You would probably push hard to encourage voting by mail. You’d push to extend the voting period for weeks in advance of the election. And you’d push to allow ballots to come in for days afterwards (it’s 7 days in California!)
If one corrupt person can check one ballot manually every 10 seconds, that’s 360 per hour, or 2,880 per day. If the election voting period lasts *4 weeks*, then one bad apple can process 57,600 ballots.
But that sounds like a lot of effort! What if four people worked just *one* diligent 8-hour shift, flashlight-sorting a pile of 50-50 votes?

That would be 11,520 ballots processed — more than the official margin between Biden and Trump in Arizona, for instance. In one day’s work
Now, CA may be exceptionally incompetent and unusually corrupt.

But exploits like this exist. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to you.

Mass mail-in voting for mere convenience is insane and we should not tolerate it.

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Vote-counting is not a technical problem. We've known how to do it for centuries.

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