Sam Reed Opposes Precinct Level Counts

From an old article I just tracked down:

Sam Reed, Washington’s secretary of state, told the state’s congressional delegation to oppose any election reform bill that would outlaw vote-by-mail, including legislation by Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., that would require every vote to be tabulated at precincts so machines can identify ballot errors and give voters a chance to correct their ballots.

Reed said the delegation should fight any effort to outlaw centrally-counted voting, saying vote-by-mail is “tried-and-true” in the state and trusted by the voters.

Just wanted to post that in the blog to keep track of it for later. Imagine my suprise finding that Reed opposes precinct level counts. Being that precinct level hand-counts prevent the types of electioneering possible with both touch screens and vote by mail schemes.

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