No to Paper Ballots This Time
I like his blog but think that MocoPolitics has gone astray with his recommendation that the state follow Ehrlich's idea (now there are two words you don't see linked often) of dumping the voting machines at the last minute and replacing them with paper ballots. I understand the allure of this approach. It sounds so simple. Just print more absentee ballots and hand 'em out on Election Day to registered voters. Unfortunately, as I explain in more detail at Maryland Politics Watch, it's not so easy. Indeed, it would be impossible to implement the needed changes and retrain all of the poll workers by Election Day. As Dana Carvey used to say when imitating the current president's father: "not gonna happen."