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Roy Pardee
12:03
Relevant to facebook: https://pluralistic.net/2021/09/22/kropotkin-graeber/#zuckerveganism
Roy Pardee
13:22
I understand a lawsuit was filed in 3 WA counties to provoke a similar "audit" in those counties
Cindy Black
13:50
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Leona Hassing - Pasco
14:27
Leona - Cayuse, Palouse, Umatilla, Walla Walla
Roy Pardee
21:25
how much attention should we pay to such a thing? If they wind up getting laughed out of court, maybe ignoring is best?
Carol McMahon
23:05
Might the real purpose be to glean personal information after all? The Trump campaign did hire Cambridge Analytica for personal information about individuals.
Roy Pardee
23:19
fair question @Carol
Roy Pardee
24:11
Personally, I think it's straight gaslighting. They're making these baseless assertions not to state facts about the world, but instead to project their power.
William Whipple Multnomah/Siletz
24:38
Won't they go away when they have to pay court costs, repeatedly!
Tim White
24:41
Complicating public auditing in WA: Paper ballots, ballot images and cast vote records are all "categorically exempt" from public inspection and copying in WA.One demand of these suits is public view of the ballots. What is wrong with that particular desire?
Aruna Bhuta
25:43
What do we need to do nationwide to oppose this threats prior toelections, so this threats don’t continue!
Carol McMahon
25:47
Interestingly, there was a significant outcry among conservatives (including Kim Wyman) about putting party preference on the outside of their ballot envelope. We cannot ignore this.
Michael S
27:26
What ever happened to that postal worker in Erie PA who claimed that he had "proof" that mail-in ballots were being tampered with?
William Whipple Multnomah/Siletz
30:24
The ballots are publicly viewed in the room where the ballots are removed and election workers scan the ballots for voter errors, duplicate over votes, and various other things that people do when they can't follow the voting instructions. Two people at each table and one person has to show the errors to the other person. That is recorded on the tally sheets that have to jive with other tally's. EVERYTHING is accounted for. There are observers at every step of the operation.
Tim White
35:38
@Wm Whipple--WA would do better if it also allowed public verification of votes on ballots, like you apparently have in Multnomah Co, Oregon
Michael S
35:56
Yes. BOTH parties play the gerrymandering game, I'm afraid!
William Whipple Multnomah/Siletz
38:05
What do you mean about "public verification of votes on ballots"? Are you referring to disputed signatures, voter intention, etc.?
Michael S
38:12
I don't wonder about it!
Michael S
40:02
What about Plessy vs. Ferguson? lol
Tim White
40:39
I'm referring to, for example, public release of the official ballot images, as in SF, Colorado, Wisc, Mich, FL and most recently by new legislation in Georgia.Let anyone count the votes on anonymous ballots.
Tim White
41:07
Prominent election official in Philly is promoting increased transparency as better protection for election workers, rather than militarized 'hardening' with more separation & secrecy, & legally hiding election officials like victims of domestic violence, and arming them and their guards at their homes.Idea is that when the public has the same access as officials to seeing votes on ballots, there's little reason to attack them for behind the scenes rigging. Imagine 'No Behind the Scenes'!
Roy Pardee
42:20
Don't be the reason that someone else stays on facebook.
Tim White
43:23
Can we return to a lively discussion of WA auditing?
Michael S
44:04
LOL!
Cindy Black
46:52
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Denise Smith
47:20
Do you need to be in the area addressed to sign?
Carol McMahon
47:50
We can provide testimony on line still...
William Whipple Multnomah/Siletz
48:18
@Tim White All the ballots are available to the public for scrutiny? What is the purpose? Clark County has several levels of adjudication of ballot anomalies. Last level is bi- partisan group of three to make a final decision. The voter is contacted if their ballot is in dispute for an opportunity to make their intention known or if it is a signature question they have that opportunity as well. I do not understand the purpose of public scrutiny of all ballots.
Michael S
50:14
It becomes a full-time chore just to keep up with all these organizations!
Carol McMahon
52:59
Good observation Roy.
Tim White
55:33
Election officials are reasonably self-convinced of the accuracy of their work and their counts and their Their job as public officials is to demonstrate the accuracy to the public by showing their work.
Tim White
57:12
WA conducted one pilot Risk-limiting Audit, in Snohomish Co sev yrs ago. One bond issue only.No RLA since, and none in the offing. Why?
Roy Pardee
01:02:40
it's like a sliding-scale recount
Tim White
01:03:05
WA has no Risk-limiting audits on the horizon; the RLA option procedures are opposed by WA Assn of County Auditors and Office of SoS. RLAs are excellent, but depend on the public examining the ballots during the audit, which is prohibited in WA.
Tim White
01:06:55
How do the actual WA post-election audits stack up to Best Practices? I mean the ACTUAL audits, which are either 3 precinct Logic & Accuracy tests, or 6 random batch L&A tests. Are these convincing to the public?
Ace Haynes
01:10:10
It is only possible to confirm vote validity with open ballots.
Tim White
01:10:33
The paper trail is of no use to the public when paper ballots, ballot images and cast vote records are all kept secret from the public.
Ace Haynes
01:13:12
paper without identifying information?
Tim White
01:13:25
What is wrong with showing the anonymous ballots to the 30% of WA voters who question 2020? That is a public audit.
Tim White
01:14:51
10s of millions of US ballots have been posted online. None has been traced to a voter by ballot images (CVRs, yes, in NYC this year).