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Detroit Free Press: What democracy looks like, looked like

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Scrutinising the vote
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“Michigan election law never gets amended, except when the party in power sees a way to enhance its own position,” he says. 'Our voting system consists of whatever we inherited, modified by small changes designed to screw the party that’s out of power. So it’s no surprise that it creaks and shudders.”...

This is what American democracy looks like: A state in which the law allows candidates to challenge the system, to ensure voters that the process works like it’s supposed to. A big room full of workers and volunteers, carefully examining each ballot to make sure each voter’s voice was heard. A lot of time, because ensuring the integrity of the vote is the core of our American system. Diligence, because that’s the only way to ensure it’s done right.

With a little help from rubber thumbs.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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