Thursday, March 29, 2018

Back to Paper Ballots


For John, BLUFThis is a move in the proper direction.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From The Boston Globe, a story by Mr Matt Viser, 19 February 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

Hoping to counter waves of Russian Twitter bots, fake social media accounts, and hacking attacks aimed at undermining American democracy, state election officials around the country are seizing on an old-school strategy: paper ballots.

In Virginia, election officials have gone back to a paper ballot system, as a way to prevent any foreign interference.  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe this month ordered county officials to ensure new election equipment produces a paper record.  Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation to replace a touch-screen voting system with paper.

I am not sure how paper ballots will impact twitter bots or fake social media accounts, but in this time of Russiagate that is what passes for news reporting.

The good news is going back to paper ballots.  Kudos to the states that do it.

Incidentally, this is a theme that the InstaPundit hammers away at this frequently.

Regards  —  Cliff

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