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in: Sandy; Sandy > 2019-11-05

Nov 5, 2019 4:57 PM # 
JanetT:
Odd how things are different from county to county.

In Lehigh Co, we filled in bubbles on a paper ballot then sent it through a scanner (which collects the paper ballots as a backup).
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Nov 5, 2019 5:05 PM # 
abiperk:
We had the same machines in Mt Airy today. The guy who was giving me instructions said that the computer is the backup and that they'll be counting paper ballots for the official vote. Seems a bit antiquated, but maybe it's the most foolproof option available at this point.

Curious to see if there are fewer allegations of misconduct or fraud with the "new" system.
Nov 5, 2019 5:22 PM # 
Cristina:
I can't believe there are places where we trust computers without paper backups. That's so bananas. Glad to hear there seems to be in increase in paper backups.
Nov 5, 2019 10:50 PM # 
JanetT:
I certainly don't trust *just* the computers.

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