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Old 11-07-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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We had a new machine in Montco that was supposed to instill more confidence in voters. When it read my markings, I saw no indication that it recorded them correctly. I don't how this is different from the old push button electric ones. They say there is a paper trail now.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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We had a new machine in Montco that was supposed to instill more confidence in voters. When it read my markings, I saw no indication that it recorded them correctly. I don't how this is different from the old push button electric ones. They say there is a paper trail now.
The new flat touch screen city machines require inserting a paper ballot first before voting. You can view the paper ballot before you actually vote.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It, likely, happens because people are still allowed to choose the one party "lever" on the ballot.

I'm thrilled, by the way, that another minority party won one of the "At Large" city council seats.
Me too! Especially because the WF Party is hoping to emphasize environmentalism at the city level, a movement I think needs to be taken up in local governments as much as it does state and national governments.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Center City
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The new flat touch screen city machines require inserting a paper ballot first before voting. You can view the paper ballot before you actually vote.
The OP probably didn’t vote. MontCo instituted a new paper ballot system in March. Read all about it here: https://6abc.com/politics/new-voting...ontco/5311312/.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:56 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Is this supposed to be some kind of whine about how many races were won by democrats in the city? Maybe if the republicans actually tried, they might have a bigger say in city government. They didn't even bother to put up candidates in 60% of the district council races, nor the race for sheriff, and their mayoral candidate wasn't originally endorsed by the party over a candidate who has been living on disability for years but would have miraculously been able to serve as mayor despite this. They even lost an at-large council seat to a third party candidate. If it's more about how the democrats swept leadership in Delco, well, look, no further than DC for reasons why.

I agree. The Republicans just don't try hard enough. They have written off Philadelphia. Several years ago I campaigned for a Republican named Adam who was running in my congressional district against Rep. Fattah. Chaka Fattah was ideologically closer to my views, but he was a crook and embezzled campaign funds so I could not support him. Adam was a nice guy with liberal social views - pro-LGBT and pro-Choice - but conservative economic views. However, in a city where only 17% of the voters are registered Republicans he did not have a chance. Fattah was prosecuted and had to resign anyway.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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The OP probably didn’t vote. MontCo instituted a new paper ballot system in March. Read all about it here: https://6abc.com/politics/new-voting...ontco/5311312/.
And how do you know that?Had I not voted, I would have never known that the Coroner is even on the ballot.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Pocopson
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The OP probably didn’t vote. MontCo instituted a new paper ballot system in March. Read all about it here: https://6abc.com/politics/new-voting...ontco/5311312/.
Speaking of which, Montgomery County's election site currently shows 584,668 votes cast with only 562,862 registered voters. It seems like they had a glitch in their system.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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The OP probably didn’t vote. MontCo instituted a new paper ballot system in March. Read all about it here: https://6abc.com/politics/new-voting...ontco/5311312/.
Hmmm.....okay.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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I was surprised by the paper ballot, I didn't realize that places were going to start using them. My polling place had a video setup on an ipad to watch though, so it was pretty clear on what to do. I was skeptical of the paper ballot, but the machine I used printed my choice on it and then displayed the paper back to me before I clicked the final submit.

The story out of this election cycle is the suburbs really going blue. The city electing a WFP member was less about them and more about the in fighting going on in the city GOP. If you trimmed the 5 republican candidates down to 2 or 3, they probably would have won again. I am personally not happy with the extreme left wing gaining even more power on city council. I thought this column in the inquirer was pretty funny and right on the nose:
Philly elected more worker advocates. But, where are the jobs?

People like Helen Gym and MQS talk a big game, but they have done nothing to actually make the city economically more healthy. The ultra liberal workers rights policies might work in places that have ample supplies of jobs, but it is only hurting a place like Philadelphia that needs more.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Speaking of which, Montgomery County's election site currently shows 584,668 votes cast with only 562,862 registered voters. It seems like they had a glitch in their system.
And what is the explanation and, more importantly, who is tasked to reconcile such discrepancies? If this was a bank, they would lock up the doors and nobody would leave until they balanced the books down to the penny.
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