It’s Time for In-Person Voting, On Paper

by milesstoneman

According to the article:

“In her letter, Hobbs wrote that after the machines were handed over to the Senate and Cyber Ninjas, “it is unclear what, if any procedures were in place or followed to ensure physical security and proper chain of custody.” She noted that no election official or observer was allowed to remain with the machines while Cyber Ninjas and its subcontractors examined them.”

and: “The lack of physical security and transparency means we cannot be certain who accessed the voting equipment and what might have been done to them,” she wrote, advising that the county “should acquire new machines to ensure secure and accurate elections in Maricopa County going forward.”

as well as: “We will not use any of the returned tabulation equipment unless the county, state and vendor are confident that there is no malicious hardware or software installed on the devices,” she said.

and there was this: Hobbs has previously expressed concern about the company’s methods, including frequently shifting rules for its count and ballots and computers left unattended on the counting floor.

Now, aren’t those EXACTLY the arguments that we’ve been making since the last election? We have no idea who had access to voting machines, or ballots, and what they might have done to control the results of the election.

It’s time for in-person voting on paper. And public counting that can be observed by anyone.