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The BRAD BLOG : NY, AK Election Contests Demonstrate, Again, Why Paper Ballots Need to Actually Be Counted

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Having paper ballots is one thing. Seeing them actually be counted, unfortunately, continues to be quite another matter.

For those of you who may not understand why it’s not enough to merely have hand-marked paper ballots that are tallied only by oft-failed, easily-manipulated computers — even if those paper ballots could be counted by human beings “in the event there are questions about the results”, as supporters of such systems like to say — need look no further than the extraordinary finding on Monday from New York’s Supreme Court.

And, for that matter, what is likely to happen in Alaska very soon, where Republican Joe Miller continues to wait for a similar decision from that state’s Supreme Court in his fight for a hand-count of all paper ballots in his still-uncertified U.S. Senate race against Republican write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski and Democratic candidate Scott McAdams

via The BRAD BLOG : NY, AK Election Contests Demonstrate, Again, Why Paper Ballots Need to Actually Be Counted.

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