While the goals of the U.S. and the Philippines seem to be the same regarding elections -- fair and fraud-free, their methods are diametrically opposed. The Philippines is desperate to get away from paper ballots and automate their elections, and the U.S., having been there done that, is heading in the opposite direction.
Happy Independence Day! We're taking the weekend off....
(A sensible solution in our opinion.)
(Voter ID bill will not be included.)
(Quote from the article: But Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said, "Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to be the canvasser for president and vice president. But if the election is automated, what will we canvass?")
(Quote from the article: Election officials will end up in jail if they fail to either automate or prepare for the manual balloting next year, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile warned on Friday.)
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Theisen, Director and Managing Editor
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