July 31, 2019 7:13 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Morning Reads – Wednesday, July 31, 2019 By TheDeepDark Politics 14 Comments This week has been full of administrative back-end stuff. Hopefully the site is working well for everyone. What websites do you read? What magazines/papers do you read?What sites should we use for Morning Read sources? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author TheDeepDark 14 Comments Dave Bearse “Raffensperger praised the new touchscreen-and-paper voting system….. ‘With the paper ballot, you can hold it in your hands, take a look and it and make sure your selections are right,’ Raffensperger said.” — AJC And all you have to do is to be able to read a bar code and translate that to the dozens of candidates and matters you voted on to have confidence that your selections will be counted properly. Raffensperger has earned trust with respect to cybersecurity and vote counting. He after was on the DPG hack of the voter registration database, and 90,000 lost votes in the Lt. Gov race like white on rice, promptly getting to the bottom of both matters and comprehensively sharing what the investigations turned up.. July 31, 2019 9:00 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “Public Service Commission staff wrote in a report released Tuesday that it doesn’t believe it’s achievable for Georgia Power to have two new reactors in service by the company’s latest schedule of May 2021 and 2022, respectively.” — AJC Who knew? But hey, the extra $10 per month residential customers will continue to pay with any delay for power that they’ll never use helps make Georgia No.1 for business. July 31, 2019 10:37 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I look through a series of newsletters and sites each morning. Besides here, my hometown paper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Savannah now and AJC, I also look at the newsletters for https://thebulwark.com/ https://www.axios.com/ (both the AM and the Market newsletters) https://www.bdcnetwork.com/ I also listen to podcasts when I’m driving and working. Like – The Bulwark, Angry Americans, The Cut and Ted Radio Hour. July 31, 2019 11:02 AM Log in to Reply davidmac The Dominion selection is not as bad as it could have been. From what I’ve read, it will spit out a QR code and a printed list of votes, that is then fed into the optical scan device. You can look at the printed list and make sure it says what you want it to say, but the QR code is what is actually read by the scanner. So, it’s partway there to a true Voter-Verified system, and light years more traceable than GEMS. What I look forward to seeing is how the certification audits (HB 316, Sec. 42) will be performed. Illinois law, for example, requires that 5% of all the precincts be retabulated to verify that the optical recorder works properly and the vote counts are correct. I would like to see something similar here. Verify randomly-selected optical recorders that the count of votes for each candidate matches the voter-verified paper ballot text. July 31, 2019 11:23 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Or a system that prints the ballot and a blacked in bubble next to the voter’s selection could be used. July 31, 2019 11:38 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me The machines should have the option to disable QR code creation and/or reading. I’m expecting lawsuits to continue forcing this issue. The random testing is an interesting idea. July 31, 2019 12:21 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance Do we know if the first tally of votes comes from the QR code, or if the QR code is just used for verification? Also, yeah, the more robust the verification process the better. And I would assume there would be instructions for voters to verify their vote on the printout…? July 31, 2019 2:04 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me The state has consistently pushed for barcode read only ballots. The state has refused to consider optical read ballots whether hand filled or machine generated. SOS is suspiciously silent on the details for the new machines. Yes, voters should verify their choices before submitting the paper ballot. But voters cannot verify what the barcode will tally as their vote. July 31, 2019 4:55 PM Log in to Reply armanidog I look at Reuters, BBC, AJC some days, Ars Technica (they have an article about the ransomware the Georgia Department of Public Safety and schools in Louisiana recently experienced), and https://theconversation.com/us , I hope Georgia can get some drug money from the sleazy pharmaceutical companies, https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/drug-makers-to-pay-70-million-over-deals-to-keep-cheap-generics-off-the-market/ July 31, 2019 11:51 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I use Flipboard as my main newsreader, so I get all kinds of sources with that, even Fox News. Otherwise, I sometimes check out http://www.hometownnews.com/ where you get stories like this: https://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/news/20190729/kansas-couple-plans-to-turn-atlas-f-missile-silo-into-eco-adventure-resort and this: https://www.moultrieobserver.com/news/local_news/moultrie-based-hall-of-fame-seeks-nominations/article_85921e46-b0bf-11e9-a1a2-c7c3df914fad.html July 31, 2019 12:07 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me I enjoy reading posts here from local, state and national sources that have relevance to our elected officials and state and local issues. Stories abut similar issues in other parts of the country are also welcome. I even enjoy the random trivia posts in the Morning reads. I read, and subscribe to most of these, in varying degrees: AJC, NYT WaPo, WSJ, The Economist, Forbes, BBC, The Guardian. I don’t have many regular local sources. July 31, 2019 12:22 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 I tried to tune in yesterday, and the site was down. July 31, 2019 1:22 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I like to see stories from the full range of local GA sites. July 31, 2019 1:54 PM Log in to Reply drjay i suppose it’s unavoidable sometimes because you have no control over where a story is located, but links to stories behind paywalls are kind of a bummer usually… August 1, 2019 8:47 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.