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Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:12 PM

Did anyone understand why they used paper ballots at the DNC meeting?

Donna B said something about WiFi and a "system tested this morning." Not sure what system was tested in the a.m. Do they have software for voting that required cell phones and they feared an overload on the WiFi? Or maybe hacking?

Just curious.

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Reply Did anyone understand why they used paper ballots at the DNC meeting? (Original post)
LAS14 Feb 2017 OP
Hoyt Feb 2017 #1
MineralMan Feb 2017 #2
pinboy3niner Feb 2017 #3
MineralMan Feb 2017 #6
Wellstone ruled Feb 2017 #5
Iggo Feb 2017 #4
halobeam Feb 2017 #7
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2017 #8
Igel Feb 2017 #9

Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:17 PM

1. If I were going to count only 447 votes, sure wouldn't mess with wifi and computers.

 

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:18 PM

2. Every Democratic Party Convention and board meeting I have

attended used paper ballots for actual elections. It's traditional. They are counted by a team of tellers in full view of everyone. That's the way it's done at all of the levels I have observed. I assume the same method is used at the DNC, as well.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:33 PM

3. The DNC has an electronic voting system but decided not to use it

The Hill reported in its live blog:

1:29 p.m.

Dems are passing out paper ballots. There were groans when Brazile informed members they would not use the electronic voting system because it could invite "interference" and was not reliable.

The vote counting will take a while but round one is underway.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/321158-dnc-decides-its-next-chairman-live-coverage

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:50 PM

6. Thanks for the info!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:49 PM

5. Agree,

 

believe it is in the National Hand Book if memory does not fail.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:45 PM

4. Don't know why, but I'm glad. Paper is better.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:53 PM

7. So they have no trust in anything but paper ballot, but we have to?

What am I missing? Does this mean they will toss out electronic voting because its unreliable for everyone, or just for them?

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 03:27 PM

8. It probably wouldn't inspire much confidence

if the system churned for a few milliseconds and then announced that Viktor Malenkov had just been elected DNC Chairman.

Seriously, for under 500 votes, I don't think I'd bother cranking up the electronics.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 03:44 PM

9. One form. One decision. Small number of ballots.

A simple tally is all that's needed.

Now, a dozen different ballots, 800,000 ballots, 30 different races ... Different story.

I'll grade 200 papers if easy. One question, quick evaluation. But 200 tests, 20 questions each and 4 versions and I'll let the computer do it if I can.

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