Morning Reads – Thursday, March 7, 2019

Today is Crossover Day in the Georgia legislature. Political shenanigans, sausage-making, and other cliches will all be happening in abundance under the Gold Dome. But in other news…

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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Benevolus
Benevolus

A few twitter updates regarding this shocking corruption on display that is called HB316: @SenSteveHenson reminds the committee on #HB316 that there were bills requiring hand-marked paper ballots that did not receive a hearing. The bill was rushed through the Senate. The public will judge whether the process has been prudent. In the hearing for #HB316, @sallyharrellga presents an amendment that would require human readable ballots, not barcodes, be the method through which votes are tabulated. The amendment fails along party lines. @SarahRiggsAmico This is our Sec. of State’s General Counsel asking Senators to vote AGAINST requiring forensic examination of… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

How last year’s bill to require paper could be interpreted to mean a machine produced paper ballot indecipherable to the voter is beyond me.

This might, just might, throw a little sunshine on the dog’s ass:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/us/politics/governor-brian-kemp-voter-suppression.html

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

There’s no evidence provided indicating how much more barcodes can be tabulated reliably and/or cheaply than by optical readers.

But then again, the standard is pretty low, given an 80,000 vote undercount is acceptable to the GOP.

chefdavid
chefdavid

My Rep. Colton Moore calls on Governor Kemp to veto bill naming of justice center. https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/3/6/385991/Rep.-Colton-Moore-Calls-On-Governor.aspx