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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 11:54 PM
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30. Even if the same person signs differently, there are telltale clues
I can sign my name several different ways, but there are certain characteristics which remain constant. One of these is pressure, the other is relative height of lower case to upper case, open versus closed loops, et cetera. You really don't need to be a handwriting expert to judge whether the same person signed or not.

Also, if many of the non-matching signatures look like the work of the same person, that's a definite clue that something is amiss.

In Oregon, they had people checking the returned ballot envelope against the signature of the voter on file. None of these signature checkers were handwriting experts.

I think G B 'n C is on to something.
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