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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 07:49 PM
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5. Welcome to DU, 777.
I wonder if you have done any study on your own county or state regarding implementing hand counting? How many precincts are in your area... how many more workers would be needed and trained?

Is your area similar to most of the country that has had a shortage of poll workers for many years? Do you have ideas about how to more than quadruple the workers in your area or across the country?

Do you think your community will support conscripting workers as is done with jurors (since volunteer and pay isn't doing the job, particularly in urban minority areas)? Does your county have public transportation (mine doesn't)?

Hand counting works in a few small areas. Will it work in yours? Mine? Los Angeles? Biloxi? Chicago?

We must address the real-life logistics of hand counting.

Pom-poms are colorful and light weight. We've had pom-poms waved at us here for years. We must work on actual game plans.
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