I’m convinced that this should have been ruled as an overvote as it was done on the 1st recount. Look at how the voter marked the ballot in the Governor’s race. Its clearly an overvote. This is unacceptable and needs to be challenged. Why were the ballot images not requested and reviewed? This race was […]
Blogger Brad Friedman of THE BRAD BLOG is the nation’s leading blogger on election integrity issues. Wow! Here’s an excerpt of Brad Friedman’s commentary about his exchange with Alabama SOS John Merrill on Twitter: “SOS Merrill or Alabama almost certainly knows he is wrong, since he actually went to the State Supreme Court to block […]
We’re back on today’s BradCast after a brief New Year holiday break! But it wasn’t entirely a break, as Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill decided to launch a bizarre Twitter exchange with me over the holiday weekend. [Audio link to show follows below.]
The conversation included the state’s chief election official repeatedly (and inaccurately) insisting that Alabama’s paper ballot computer scanners do not “capture” scanned ballot images that can be retained by the system for review by the public after an election. He is wrong, as I politely noted during the conversation.