Re: Write in candidates. The San Diego experienced.

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 21:10:41 CST

Hello Dave,

    Perhaps I'm feeling a little out of sorts tonight but this letter rather
confuses me. There were 437,173 votes in the City of San Diego mayoral
race. How many votes were cast in for a similar office in Franklin County?
Also, is your message that we should do everything by pencil and paper?

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

David Mertz wrote:
> On Nov 15, 2004, at 12:38 PM, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>> It is 12 days and counting since the elections here. However, as of
>> yesterday morning, the County Registrar of voters still had 50,000
>> absentee or provisional votes to count. Perhaps this wouldn't
>> normally matter in most counties but here:
>
> From my mom, Gayle Mertz, I hear that Boulder County, Colorado is
> still going through very similar shenanigans. Optical scan ballots
> that were printed wrong, some given out in the wrong precincts,
> mis-calibrated scanners requiring hand counts, and several local
> races and referenda that are close enough that an exact count matters.
>
> But here in Franklin County, Massachusetts, our poll workers have no
> trouble hand-counting the pencil-marked ballots the same night they
> are cast. Funny how much better at counting our Yankee 70 year-olds
> are than those in other parts of the country :-(.
>
>
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