You know what...
All these “bags of ballot” issue could be resolved in one very simple and secure manner.
#1 Place a serial number on the voting machine or scanner.
#2 As the machine/box is emptied that day, the bag is sealed with a tamper proof numbered tag. And a chain of custody is generated.
#3 Opposite party poll watchers/workers verify the first and final bag out of the machine/box.
Any bag not located is immediately reported missing.
Any bag “found” later that is not on the Chain of Custody is simply not counted.
Any bag that is lost, then found, but appears tampered with is disqualified.
No common sense allowed, they all like it the way it is.
I would think that chain of custody rules would already be in place. I don’t see how a “bag of ballots” can EVER be admitted after the fact. I think any precinct that produces a bag of ballots should have all the workers disqualified permanently and police lock down for the next election. If every vote counting is so important, then how can they pretend it’s no big deal to “find” ballots. Somebody needs to go to jail. Want to count your fraudulent votes, mr rat pig? Let someone go to prison for it. See if they keep their mouth shut.
Absolutely! I would have said the ballots need to be destroyed before the lawyers showed up; but the more I think about it, these are evidence of a potential crime - at least criminal negligence. Somebody lost control of them or created them.
Bump. If election officials and judges really wanted to, they could make fraud virtually impossible. But they don’t want it to because they don’t believe in Democracy.
I volunteered this last election as a Pol Watcher for the local Republican Party here. Although watching the entire process was with in my primary duties I paid focused attention on I.D. verification and the closing down and transfer of vote tallies to the main counting facility.
In South Carolina you must have one of only three forms of I.D. to be eligible to vote. They are a valid S.C. drivers license, a state issued picture I.D. or a voter registration card for the precinct you are attempting to vote in.
It was amazing how many people tried to vote with electric or telephone bills or with out of state licenses or with voter cards from another district. I, along with a very cooperative Pol Clerk, allowed none of it and referred these people to the County Headquarters downtown per protocol as not to disenfranchise any one.
I also noted at the end of the polling hours the main focus of all of the paid pol workers was to get out of there as quickly as possible. This created some interesting scenarios that I wonder could be typical at other polling places:
The Pol Clerk, whos in charge, (Pol Managers are the lower workers?) had to go and get his van, leaving all the ballot boxes and voting machines inside for several minutes unattended.
We were in a school gymnasium and had trouble finding the custodian to lock the doors at 7:00pm.
It seemed to be very chaotic in the hour it took to clean up, break down the tables and chairs and load up the voting boxes and machines. It also seemed as if any formal protocol was relaxed at best or non-existent at worst.
Lack of oversight at these precincts is only too encouraging for rats to scurry and infest.
In anything other that our voting system, which is undoubtedly one of WORST and most corrupt in the world, any evidence where the chain of custody cannot be verified is thrown out.
If our criminal courts worked the same way as our voting system, the prosecution could “find” previously undiscovered evidence months or years after the crime and the judge would allow it in a court of law.
But it'll never work, and never, ever be implemented.
You know why?
Because it's RACIST!!!!
Shame on you! Have you no compassion for the minorities, the indigents, and the numerous dead who would be forced to jump through unconscionable hoops just to exercise their Democrat-given right to vote????
Shame on you!!!!