If a good half of what you allege is true, then the solution is not “recount”. It makes no sense to use a flawed system that you know you must recount afterwards; it makes sense to use a system which is not flawed.

How about using the machines for the local races and initiatives, but for the president, senate and house reps, you use a system like THIS:

So, now you have something that’s easy to OCR count, but also to eyeball count. And also easy to determine if you have an illegal voter or not.

This is just a thought. But if the problem is as big as you say it is, solve it on the input side, not the output side.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.