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The downsides of counting ballots by hand

By Mark Brodie
Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 11:35am

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A number of states this year have debated requiring hand counts of ballots and banning tabulators from doing the job.

In Arizona, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill this year that would have allowed counties to conduct hand counts; some county officials have said they’d like to be able to do them.

Jessica Huseman, editorial director for Votebeat, says there are a number of downsides to counting ballots by hand. She joined The Show to explain more.

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