Archive for November 19th, 2020

Face it: Mail-in ballot verification is a sham!

November 19, 2020

Specifically, high-volume signature verification is a pipe dream.
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Let’s start with some basics, illustrated with my personal experience…

Last year, when I retired, I officially moved from Virginia to scenic Annapolis, Maryland.

Dutifully, I marched into the DMV to get a Maryland driver’s license.

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As part of the process, I had to “write” my signature on an electronic pad to create a  digital recording of it.

Note: For physical and behavioral reasons — how we write and how careful we are –these electronic signatures are known to be problematic … this is, they are oftern poor representations of a person’s “real” manual signature.  Anybody who has used one of these devices knows what I’m talking about.

And, as part of the Maryland licensing process, I was offered the chance to simultaneously register to vote.  I did.

Note: My voter registration’s “signature” was, of course, the same electronic facsimile that got posted to my driver’s license. This is important later in my story

So far, so good.

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Now, let’s got through my recent encounter with the absentee voting process…

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Nov. 19: C-19 Data Dashboard

November 19, 2020

256,218 Deaths-to-Date

1,920 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 1,277    (peak 2.229 April 23)

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Confirmed Cases

169,796  New Cases
> 7-day average  159,360

> Highest day        170,733  Nov. 13
> April 24 peak      36,291
> June 8 low point  17,414

Currently Hospitalized

79,410  Current level

> Highest day    79,410  Nov. 18
> Prior Peak       59,719  July 23
> Lowest point   27,895  June 14

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