a reply to: JIMC5499
Larry Elder is in the lead in the polls and there are Elder campaign signs everywhere. I have not seen any other signs, except ‘Recall Newsom’.
Every single signature on the petitions was hand validated. It took months.
Lets have a look at my automatically mailed ballot, that I didnt request: (it arrived torn, with the barcode exposed, grrrrrr)
There is only one issue on the ballot. On the front side, it asks if we should recall Newsom, yes or no. the fold falls right between the two
answers. Now turn it over. So many names of candidates running for governor! 3 columns wide on the long page. 46 names in all! (Interesting that
they only allow 2 names in every other non-primary state election!) And there is a write in blank space! (Also not allowed in non-primary state
46! The ballot is packed! They sued saying a simple majority isnt enough, someone has to win over 50%..I imagine that challenge will continue.
There are mostly republicans on the ballot, many ‘no party’ identified, a few 3rd party candidates (one for each 3rd party, smart!) Few
democrats, but one is a college student!
Larry Elder is near the end of the list. Bruce Jenner is center top, but is called Caitlyn, of course. Ive seen a pic of another county’s ballot
where Elder falls on the fold, which will cause missvotes requiring hand validation. Mine has no candidates circle falling on the fold. I live in a
The biggest problem I see is that the circle to be filled in for your choice is very far on the right of the candidates name, while very close on the
left of your choice is the circle for the candidate in the previous column. The column boundary lines are faint so its hard to see what is correct.
So, on my county’s ballot, David Lozano is going to get many of Larry Elders intended votes.
What a mess….
Ive also seen a demo where a pinlight can be shined on the envelope and the yes or no vote can be easily seen. Easy to dispose of those ones.
Hope this report from behind the lines isnt too long….
edit on 8/27/2021 by BrujaRebooted because: (no reason given)
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