and, you know, it's hard to imagine cycling people through voting booths time after time. i mean, after a bit, the logistics of it just get insurmountable.
the same with stuffing extra ballots into the boxes. the votes don't tally with the registrations, and other little abnormalities just become too apparent to hide.
as a county prosecutor, i've served on "canvasing boards," in which the election officials review ballots for irregularities, such as phony signatures, etc., in order to decide whether they are to be excluded. now, the canvasing board is also hard to rig, because you got the election official, delegates from the parties, and a county prosecutor.
but, it does point to the way of how to rig a vote count.
you don't puff the one guy, you don't need to come up with extras.
what you do is systematically destroy or loose or damage and render ineligible the votes of the guy you want to loose.
in other words, you don't add, you subtract. in a large state, a few here, a few there, and pretty soon a guy's turnout is less than expected. you simply destroy ballots, or loose them on the transport to the vote counting site.
i find it amazing that in a very hotly contested race, that the voter turnout was lower than in 2008, and perhaps even 2004. in short, in romney got jobbed, it was not because the box got stuffed with obama ballots, or one person vote 3 times instead of 1. if romney got jobbed, it was because he was shorted.
a short turnout. you gotta wonder.
if you long someone, the discrepancy is always there, somehow. too many of these thingees, for those thingees. but, if you short someone, there is no evidence, because you simply destroy the ballot. it's just that simple, ... , run it through the shredder, dump it in the river, and that vote never happened.
in a very hotly contested election. was it? was it a contest?
john jay @ 11.07.2012.