Long lines waited to learn about and use the county's new opscanzs
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The lines were long today at Bensalem Township, PA's exhibition
and demonstration of their brand-new Clear Ballot optical scanners.
Not ES&S, not Dominion, not Hart InterCivic. In 2016, Clear Ballot,
the vendor of the new, $4 million system, was the seventh-largest
vendor in the country. At least one expert I spoke with is happy with
Voters there to view and learn how to use the machines, averaging
140-160 per exhibition, seemed enthusiastic and cheerful, one of
them specifically because of the many close election outcomes that
previously couldn't be recounted on the Danaher 1242 DREs that the
county had used since 2008.
Three hundred four polling places, some of which accommodate
as many as four different precincts? You know what that's like, in terms
of accidental or purposeful disenfranchisement, but Bucks's system
codes the paper ballots so that scanners will reject them if voting