Wednesday, 10 February 2016 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Without Paper Ballots, Fear of Vote Rigging Clouds 2016 Primaries

    By Ben Ptashnik, Truthout | News Analysis

    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary campaign appearance at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016. Rigging may not have occurred in the 2016 Iowa caucus - but without paper ballots, counted in public, and recounted or audited when necessary, there are no means to verify the will of the voters. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times)Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary campaign appearance at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 30, 2016. Without paper ballots, counted in public and recounted or audited when necessary, there are no means to verify the will of the voters. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times)

    In Iowa, the Democratic caucus process, which did not provide voters with paper ballots, left many questioning whether Hillary Clinton really won. To protect the integrity of any election, officials should use paper ballots, counted in public and recounted or audited when necessary.

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