Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 2 months ago

Should we have election reform? Should poll workers be required to wear body cams?

I think we can all agree that we can't have this kind of non-transparency in our election process. Why aren't are poll workers required to wear body cams so we can monitor if they engage in illegal activity?



11 Answers

  • Tmess2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Right now we can't even agree on how to do body cams for police.  

    And all the debates about the police would multiply for elections.  

    First, there is the expense of purchasing the body cams.  It is one thing to justify it for police who will be wearing it every day, but it is a lot harder to justify the expense for every election worker when elections take place four or five times a year. 

    Second, there is the expense of storing the footage.  While this will probably be less for election workers than it is for police officers, the need for extensive data storage is one of the big issues that cities considering getting body cams for police are facing.

    Currently, it is difficult for local government to get the funds to upgrade counting machines or the computers that they use to maintain the voter rolls -- two things that would do much more to assure free and accurate elections than body cams would.

    Third, there is the question of privacy.  Ballots are supposed to be secret, and some of the information that election authorities get from voters that would show up on the computer screen while reviewing absentee ballots or in-person votes are the type of personal information which governments are not supposed to disclose.  

    There are other cheaper reforms that can be done.

    First, in any state that does not already require it, every team of election judges/poll workers should be bipartisan.  That is the best barrier to any illegal activity.

    Second, in any state that does not already require, their should be a post-election/pre-certification audit in the sense of a hand recount of selected precincts and races to assure that the machines are counting the votes accurately.  Obviously, this process will not satisfy everyone, but the fact that Arizona has this type of audit and Georgia did a full hand recount of the presidential race should satisfy any reasonable person that the claim of something happening with the counting machines is pure delusional thinking.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes!!  And no more mail in votes except in extreme cases.  No need for it.. all these people managed to get out to bars and shops and other places.. they could have voted.  Of course the election was rigged and we know it was the commie dems.  Disgusting!

  • 2 months ago

    Actually good idea but morons they paid $50 an hr to rig this one for JoeChina would turn them off, put cardboard over them or claim they forgot to put them back on after lunch or "accidentally" spill food on them during. Eliminate mail-in ballots or at least do like Wisconsin and require that they send in requests for them and match signatures upon receiving them. Update voter rolls and remove dead people and those who have moved out of state

  • 2 months ago

    Body cams with infrared fart detectors 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

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  • 2 months ago

    that might not be a bad idea

  • 2 months ago

    Trump and the Trumpublicans are alleging electoral fraud as part of their strategy for 2024 and how they'll deal with Biden after that.  So implementing further security measures wouldn't make a difference.  If they couldn't accuse poll workers of deliberately miscounting ballots, they'd say there was ballot-box-stuffing or that the state election commissions were misreporting the results.  If one kind of electoral fraud became harder to do, they'd find some other kind to accuse the poll workers of.

  • 2 months ago

    There were already Republican and Democratic observers in all ballot counting facilities, as is required by law. I mean if you want to add cameras, sure — it wouldn’t have changed the outcome that Biden won the election, and that Trump is lying to his sycophants about “election fraud.” 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Contact your state election officials. They are in charge.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There are already cameras in polling places with public feeds.

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