Morning Reads for Friday, August 30, 2019

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A bombshell from the AJC’s Mark Niesse: “To find a clue about what might have gone wrong with Georgia’s election last fall, look no further than voting machine No. 3 at the Winterville Train Depot outside Athens. On machine No. 3, Republicans won every race. On each of the other six machines in that precinct, Democrats won every race. The odds of an anomaly that large are less than 1 in 1 million, according to a statistician’s analysis in court documents. The strange results would disappear if votes for Democratic and Republican candidates were flipped on machine No. 3.” And… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Keeping snark separate from facts:

“We don’t know or care what went wrong,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “But we do know it can’t happen on the new machines,” he said, referring to machines selected that are at odds with both Georgians and expert consensus opinions. “The Office has an established record of protecting data.”

“Leave it alone, and it will go away,” commented Governor Kemp


My Irish roots are soundly Northern Ireland Catholic. Legally that makes me British, but saying so in my grandmother’s family was the worse thing you could call yourself. I have second and third cousins who were active on the Catholic anti-British side during The Troubles. I have one who is still a ‘held guest’ of the Crown.

This makes me sad that The Troubles may return.