I guess we will have to count the votes by hand in Mitchell

Gee, seems like the logical thing to do!

“Our complaint is contesting the method by which the votes were counted,” Sioux Falls attorney Sam Khoroosi said. “It was conducted by a computerized voting machine. The count was done three times and each time, it came up with a different count.”

Khoroosi and his client, Guymon, says those different numbers aren’t providing a clear picture. That’s why they filed the complaint this morning.

“What we’re requesting is a manual confirmation of the vote count,” Khoroosi said.

It is unfortunate that a lawsuit had to be filed to make the Davison County Auditor do the logical thing. So why haven’t they counted the votes manually yet? Good question.

This is my educated guess, because it will show that vote counting machines are not accurate, and this will open up a gigantic can of worms. I am sure the company that maintains the machines will fight this, and mountains of taxpayers time and money will be wasted when you could simply have four people in a room for about 2 hours counting (at most) 6,000 votes.



#1 Guest Poster on 06.17.12 at 8:57 am

Hand counting these ballots may be a simple two hour process for us but Election Fraud companies like ES&S it is not allowable.

If the ballot counts are not consistent or a problem, it may have to do with:
improper sorts by staff
improper machine loads by staff
wearing out the ‘marks’ showing voter intent by reprocessing
bad programming of the ROM chips by ES&S or Auditor office staff

Each of the above cannot be proven wrong through a hand count. It would prove the fallibility of the system we ‘trust’ to confirm our intent. If fallibility is proven, it puts our one party system in jeopardy by actually showing in court how one party with the complicity of ES&S has gamed the system.

The hand count is the worst thing the politicians, ES&S
and the SOS office could face. The real South Dakota Election Fraud and incompetence could be proven in court.

#2 John on 06.17.12 at 12:54 pm

It is absolutely insane and a fraud on the citizens that votes in South Dakota are not counted by hand. There are not that many in any precinct.

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