Mimi Kennedy: This year, voting provisional has bad consequences due to a 2017 CA law, AB 840, that exempted the computer count of provisional ballots from our state’s mandatory hand-audit.
Mimi Kennedy: Our polarized politics make battlefields of elections. And those battles are increasingly decided late in the day, on absentees and provisionals.
Mimi Kennedy: AB 840 exempts all post-election-night ballot counts that havebeen California’s only check against computer count tampering since the arrival of electronic vote-counts.
Mimi Kennedy: The amendment of AB 840 exempts late-arriving mail ballots from audit, and – for the first time – legally exempts all provisionals from audit, too. This sends California election integrity reeling backwards.
Mimi Kennedy: These Right To Life ideologues rarely have a stake in the life of mother or child. They simply want to retain clean consciences at the expense of people they don’t know
Mimi Kennedy: No wonder the media doesn’t cover track conditions in any given race—they’re too damn hard to find out. But by not factoring them into the odds, we the people can be played for chumps.