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View Diary: Proper Framing of the Voting Fraud Issue (130 comments)

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  •  We have the same paper system (none)
    with scanners in Wisconsin.  I love this method.  In our case the voter puts the paper into the scanner.  If there is a problem, the scanner spits it back and the voter gets another ballot (the first one being destroyed of course).

    The only ballots they do by hand would be those who voted early or by absentee.  If those get spit back by the machine, then the election officials go over the ballot and "reconstruct" what the voter appeared to want to do.  (By that I mean, sometimes people vote for more than one candidate for an office.  In that case it's an overvote and not counted for that office.  They do by hand whatever is clearly indicated and not an overvote.)

    This is a great system!  People can vote quickly and there is usually only one scanner needed for a precinct.  Saves money on machinery.  

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