Is Ohio ready for the May 2nd election?

Apparently, Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (who is also a candidate in the gubernatorial primary) is considering some last-minute changes to the tabulation process.

Clermont County's board of elections, which has already trained dozens of poll workers, could not give final instructions on whether the ES&S tabulating machines would be programmed to prompt votes if they feed an undervoted ballot in the machine. (The machines already indicate a mismarked ballot with overvotes by beeping, then prompting the user to either accept or reject the erroneous ballot.)

This is a recipe for all kinds of mischief

My advice: If you are a candidate in an Ohio race, ask for a hand recount.

Then ask how the software on that election machine card is certified. Ohio must not be as strict as California.

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