No, ballots are not delivered in burlap bags by stagecoach.
With allegations of national voter fraud running rampant throughout the news, the Spy wanted to find out what takes place at a ballot canvassing office.
As luck would have at, Spy friend and videographer Justinian Dispenza at Andover Media was on the scene.
Dispenza was the official videographer contracted to record and live-stream the ballot counting process for the 2020 Talbot County Elections.
“When they ran the live stream, the Committee posted a call-in number. If people had a question about any part of the process, they could call and immediately get an answer,” Dispenza said.
Dispenza witnessed and recorded every minute of the procedures, and he’s here to say that the process he saw was ironclad from start to finish each day with tiers of checks and balances and including sophisticated security for the vote-reading machines before and after each day’s counting.
“There are people who watched the entire day, not a lot of people because it’s really boring, but that’s’ the process— a Democrat and a Republican bridging a gap and saying the most important thing is that we participate in a representative democracy to make sure this election is fair.”
Here, Dispenza describes in detail the scrutiny each ballot undergoes when received at the Elections canvassing office.
This video is approximately nine minutes in length. For information about Andover Media please go here.
Letters to Editor
Connie Lauffer says
Thanks for that very reassuring article. Do we know how broadly this videotaping is used? Hopefully it’s common practice. Good for you Talbot County!
Please send it to Washington!!
Joyce Stambaugh says
Carol Voyles says
Thank you for reminding us that our ballot-counting process is ironclad, and like those of MI, WI, NV, and PA, will survive fallacious claims of fraud.
Judy Wixted says
Excellent description of the process. This was a fair and clean election thanks to the dedication of Jeri Cook, her staff and hundreds of volunteers from both parties. We owe them a debt of gratitude for putting themselves at risk of COVID-19 to be sure that our votes counted.
Lois Hamilton says
thanks so much