To the Sentinel,
Jill Stein began the recount process in three states that showed narrow victories for Trump and were way out of line with unadjusted exit poll projections.
Recount supporters asked, “Do we have a voting system which is accurate, secure and just? Is this a voting system we can trust?”
The answer is no, not until many more informed citizens push for change.
Please go to Jill2016.com find the,Michigan recount filings and read affidavits from seven experts.
Did you know that a private corporation programs memory cards that “count” 87.5% of NH votes and that its computers can be hacked without detection? Or that one infected memory card can infect every other memory card it programs?
Robust hand counts (or other independent checks) are absolutely needed to ensure legitimate vote counts.. That’s why the NH Ballot Law Commission, in approving the flawed technology in 2006, said towns/cities could also hand count ballots to ensure accuracy on election night (as NH law and Constitution require).
Recounts are not enough. My wake call came during the 2008 NH Presidential Primary Recount. I was horrified by what citizen observers documented about poor ballot chain of custody procedures and the very real possibility of ballot tampering. ”(Search for “sham recount Bev Harris” to see some of those documented problems.)
Also, search for “David Cobb Mark Halvorson recount” to see what Minnesota and New Mexico citizens insisted on fixing after they understood the vulnerabilities in their voting systems in 2004.
NH citizens can do that too. But first, as Cobb says, people have to become informed, get angry, then get involved. I’ve been at this since early 2008.
Fact: There is no evidence to prove that our 2016 elections were legitimate. Will we have that evidence about the NEXT elections? The answer will be up to us.
Jaffrey, NH 03452