The Georgia election disaster

But there were problems at the state level too. There needs to be a comprehensive investigation into picking the new voting machines in Georgia. I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. They are a disaster and amplified local problems.

The machines are giant touch panels. A person places a card that has a chip on it in the machine and their ballot comes up. They scroll through checking boxes. They review their ballot. Then they submit their ballot. That process is seemingly straight forward.

But then the ballot is printed on a duplexing laser printer. The voter then takes the paper ballot to a large container with a scanner on top and feeds it through the scanner where it falls, securely, into the hopper.

Except in some cases the counties hold the paper in piles and the voters don’t do it. They must assume someone will do it. More than one precinct refused to let voters do it themselves.