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Thankfully, we have physical ballots that create a paper trail which can be counted. Another good reason to NEVER go to electronic balloting!
Sounds like Hennepin County needs to find a new ballot printer. I cannot believe that this error was not found before election day, causing hand counting to be done today. Such a waste of tax payer dollars having people hand count ballots today when this should not have even been an issue.
Couldn't they tell that the counter on the Machine wasnt advancing when the ballot is inserted. I aways watch the counter to make sure my ballot is counted
I had not voted in Minnesota since 1986, having just moved back here last year. I think the paper "fill in the dot" ballots are very efficient. My precinct had space for maybe 40 or 50 people to be filling out ballots at the same time. By 8:15 am 540 people had already voted. Missouri used the punch-card ballots, and many times they only had 2 or 3 machines at each precinct; you could easily wait for an hour or two in for a hotly-contested election, and of course thay had the dreaded "chads." I too am a little leary of the all electronic machines.
Hand count? Just think all the jobs that could be created in this country if computers where banned. People could then to to college to Major in 'counting'.
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