1/17/2021 For the first time in over 10 years Im goin to update...
Today I have never in my life felt so helpless.
I can only hope our home, the USA survives.
7/13/21 Its time for a second update. I plan on mentioning the Arizona audit.
I am a retired ol guy. The wife and I are not rich. Our health is affordable. So in general our life is good. We would like to relocate. But things conspire to make that hard. 2020 started out hard, a death and dealing with one is never a good way to start a year.
All in all this is a good time in my life. No real problems. Unless you consider the future of our country.
I have voted pretty much a Democrat party line since 1980. In 2020, I took a break from that. Make America great again fits with my policy of buying stuff that my neighbors and fellow countrymen make a living from. If I can afford to buy USA it helps the surrounding people make a living.
After the election I had more questions than answers. When the chance to help with the recount at the coliseum came up I was all for it.
I spent just under 100 hours on the floor counting. Im guessing I personally interacted with about 30,000 ballots.
Yes I did the background check... and Yes I signed a NDA.
I think the two peices of information I want to share is avaible to everyone. First. Who did the majority of the volunteering? Did anyone else notice the majority of counters on the floor were middle-aged women? These women shared a common thought... something was funny about the 2020 election.
Second. I haven't seen much about the difficulty of counting. Everyone at the table had the same objective ... accuracy.
There were 5 people at a carosole sometimes 6. The loader, 3 counters and an unloader. The loader placed the ballot on the stand and announced the ballot count. The talley sheets were setup for 100 ballots. There were 20 lines of 5. A loader would say new line 1, then count the ballots 2 thru 5. Each new line was announced so you could stay together. The unloader would restack the ballots in the original order.
The counters viewed 100 ballots and marked 200 marks in a talley sheet. They counted president and senate votes.
On a side note the when I counted I would silently say the name of the marks on the ballot. For example Biden, Kelly now and then and for some silly reason I would visualize a picture of the candidates. Somewhere I saw the picture of McSally was a thin woman in a plaid dress, who could forget Kellys high school year book Hitler picture ... So my visual options were an orange guy, Disney's sleepy, very bald Hitler and a thin plaid dress.
Back to counting. After 100 ballots were counted the 3 tally sheets were compared. 600 marks from 3 people. On the talley sheet there were 2 options for the outcome, 3 of 3 or 2 of 3. Two counts must completely match in each race. The way the talley sheets were laid out with 5 votes per line it was possible to see where the counts differed, and we would recount those votes.
On a second side note. One table I counted for was run by a former marine. He did not allow any 2 out of 3 results. We would recount and every tally sheet he turned in was 3 of 3 At no time was anyone pressured to change their talley sheet, there was ZERO discussion about right or wrong or any other discussion at the tables. The only time we spoke was when there were no ballots at the table.
I was there... I counted.
Now we wait to see what happens. I wish I was optimistic.