Proposed: The [Optional] End to the Secret Ballot
Is the Traditional Secret Ballot — In Digital-Black-Hole Voting Systems — Dangerously Out of Date?
Dr Naomi Wolf
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New voting machines that produce a paper ballot for each vote cast make it possible for election officials to conduct post-election audits. Approximately half of all states and the District of Columbia conduct post-election audits, which require a review of paper ballots to check the accuracy of the votes cast. With partisan actors fueled by the Big Lie conducting partisan reviews that undermine confidence in our elections, it is becoming increasingly important for qualified election officials to conduct legitimate audits of their own […]” [https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-machines-risk-2022#footnote1_tstxxlf]
You don’t have to believe that it is “partisan” to demand a verified paper trail for every election, to want a better assurance that your vote will be properly counted, than — the nothing at all you get when think that you have made your choice, and when you walk away from a “DRE” without a “VVPAT”.
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It may well be that millions of Americans will “shout” their choices publicly by posting a public image of their vote on a public platform; maybe not; but again, the fact that there will be independent verification, whether it is of public or private archives, or a mixture that is up to the choice of the citizens, will chill the plans of voting-day evildoers.
Then in time, God willing, we will all go back to paper. With receipts.
And yes, O elites, we’ll go back to doing our vote counting the way it has been done for most of our nation’s history: not with “experts” and “officials” alone counting the vote, not with corrupted media prematurely announcing the winner — but rather with citizens counting the verifiable votes — yes;
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I don’t trust any “computer system” to be “honest”.
So let’s get back to paper.
I have no problem with a digital device that prepares ballot that is readable by the human being.
Given that scanners can OCR stuff with high precision that can speed the process.
Add voter id and “Election Day” (I,e,: not election month).
The system should be verifiably trustworthy.
It ain’t now!