Well, I came upon this very interesting tweet, and when I read, it thought it was so clever and spot-on, that I had to share it with you. Jeff Clark, a former US assistant attorney general made a very keen observation about the voting process that went on in the House. Have you noticed? Well, Jeff points out that the House seemed to do very well with their voting by using nothing more than pen and paper…so if it’s good enough for them, why cant that “low tech” style be good enough for us?
Here’s what Jeff said:
“The House of Representatives seems to be doing very well with just paper and pen(cil) voting. So transparent. You could follow along from home. It’s like keeping a baseball scorecard. Hmm, are there lessons here for our elections? Isn’t low-tech sometimes better than high-tech?”
The House of Representatives seems to be doing very well with just paper and pen(cil) voting. So transparent. You could follow along from home. It’s like keeping a baseball scorecard.
Hmm, are there lessons here for our elections? Isn’t low-tech sometimes better than high-tech? pic.twitter.com/K6I31epoMZ
— Jeff Clark (@JeffClarkUS) January 6, 2023
Back in 2018, when Dems suddenly realized how awful electronic voting is, Mashable did a write up about how the horrors:
Since states began introducing electronic voting machines and other technology in the voting process, digitizing various aspects of voting has been a boon for democracy in many ways. Online voter registration has supercharged get-out-the-vote efforts. ID scanning at check-ins helps reduce lines. And, of course, ballots submitted digitally allow for near instantaneous returns.
But on Tuesday, there were reports in states across the country that problems with electronic voting machines were causing massive delays.
“There are about a dozen states in which problems have been reported, specifically with electronic voting systems,” said Marian Schneider, president of the elections integrity organization Verified Voting. “The problems we’re seeing are diffuse. They don’t seem to be systemic. But in the localities that they’re happening, they’re impactful.”
Experts have also found that electronic voting is incredibly vulnerable to hacking. U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia attempted to penetrate the voting systems of 21 states in 2016, and were successful in at least one (Illinois).
It also turns out that the recommended way people should vote is with a paper ballot that allows voters to check that they’re casting the ballot the way they intended. That’s known as a “voter-verified paper audit trail” (VVPAT). It means that the most secure and accurate way to vote is through leaving an analog record.
It’s crazy how just two years later, in 2020, Dems would be defending electronic voting tooth and nail.
But the fact remains, it is safer and more reliable to vote the old fashioned way, and if that is the preferred way our elected officials handle their business, it should be the preferred way we handle ours. Don’t you agree?
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