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“We see this already with the efforts to encourage hand counting of ballots, which is less accurate and takes much more time.”

David Becker, founder and director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, regarding various groups’ attempts to create uncertainty in the elections systems to further their own political agendas through doubt and mistrust. The majority of candidates running for top election offices in their state oppose hand counting ballots, which is more expensive, more time-consuming and more error prone than using machines to tabulate the vote, according to the Associated Press. (Governing — Nov. 2, 2022)

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