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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:57 PM

DNC outlines remote voting process for Milwaukee convention

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has outlined the remote work and voting process for delegates at this year's convention in Milwaukee, with voting for the party's presidential nominee slated to take place over a nearly two-week period.

This year's convention, which is slated for next month, will be held mostly virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with live broadcasts from Milwaukee and other satellite cities to highlight the party's nomination of its presidential and vice presidential candidates.

DNC Secretary Jason Rae wrote to delegates on Friday and outlined the process for this year's convention, noting that the planning committee "concluded that state delegations should not plan to travel to Milwaukee and official convention business will be conducted remotely."

Delegates to this year's convention will vote remotely using a system the planning committee crafted that allows them to cast their ballots via email, with unique identifiers for security. The DNC secretary said his office plans to certify each delegate.




https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/506888-dnc-outlines-remote-work-process-for-delegates-to-milwaukee-convention

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RandySF Jul 11 OP
customerserviceguy Jul 11 #1
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customerserviceguy Jul 11 #4
IllinoisBirdWatcher Jul 11 #3
customerserviceguy Jul 11 #5
IllinoisBirdWatcher Jul 11 #6

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:01 PM

1. So

if delegates to a national political convention can safely cast votes electronically, why can't we all do that in every election?

And don't give me the numbers game, there are billions of financial transactions handled every single day (not just business days!) that are safe and secure, that responsible people trust in for good reason.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:03 PM

2. We COULD; it's up to each state.

Finding answers like herding cats.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:07 PM

4. I've long been an advocate of Internet voting

The problem with most electronic voting done today is that a bunch of county election workers going to a two day seminar (and probably falling asleep during the lectures) produces lousy results. A voting period of a few weeks where people were dealing with a central entity at the state capital, staffed by competent IT professionals would do the job quite nicely.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:06 PM

3. Only Democrats are smart enough.

Repugnants are worried that their delegates will be too confused without the shouting and screaming of an in-person mob.

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Response to IllinoisBirdWatcher (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:09 PM

5. Trump clearly wants his big spectacle

and his minions are more than willing to give it to him. He wants to contrast his convention with ours.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:22 PM

6. Yes, obviously that.

Thanks for the reply. I was trying to be snarky.

But seriously, I'm wondering now how many repugs from relatively covid-clean states will really want to travel (especially by air) to Florida to breath the recirculated air of the shouting herd in a confined stadium. Especially after since the covid rise in Tulsa correlates to the disaster event held there.
Perhaps their convention will end up more like Tulsa.

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