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BELLWETHER BUCKS HAS NEW OPSCANS; DITCHED DREs

Long lines waited to learn about and use the county's new opscanzs
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

this choice.

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

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