[EM] hmmm. Maybe I missed something before SF passed IRV then called it RCV?

Ken B kbearman at isd.net
Sun Jul 2 16:51:39 PDT 2017

On 7/2/2017 12:21 PM, robert bristow-johnson wrote:
> > [KB] If the central election office has only precinct subtotals but
> > doesn't have every ballot (and its rankings), how would it run a 
> recount?
> Ken, i hope you're not thinking that, say, in 2008 when Al Franken 
> barely defeated Norm Coleman that all 2.8 million ballots went to some 
> central location in St. Paul to be recounted.
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[KB]  No, our paper ballots -- all 2.8+ million of them -- were 
recounted by hand at 120 sites around Minnesota. 

I was thinking of a smaller election, say a mayoral election in 
Minneapolis (which we'll have in November).  If there's a recount, the 
Election folks will need to have all the ballots, not just precinct 
totals, at election HQ.  And they will because for every election, after 
we transmit the precinct totals downtown, some of us election judges 
deliver the paper ballots to two collection sites. Later, all of them 
end up at one site.
   - Ken Bearman, Minneapolis MN

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