“Some Registrars in the State have learned that a group called the ‘Election Integrity Project’ intends to send hundreds of observers to polling places around the State, ostensibly to insure the integrity of the vote,” County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Gregory Diaz announced on Monday.
“While the majority of voters cast their votes other than in polling places, we will be especially vigilant to assure that the constitutional rights of poll workers and those who vote in polls are protected from any attempts to threaten or intimidate.
“Three constituents phoned saying President Obama has ordered ballots to be sent to Spain for counting. Not true: We count them right here in Nevada County.
“Let me assure all Nevada County citizens that our office tightly controls all aspects of registering, voting and tallying. Our tally system is not connected to the Internet or other networks.
“We report results directly from our tally system to the public, press and candidates via paper reports, which are distributed in a timely manner in our lobby.
“Our results are transmitted through a separate, closed secure network, directly to the Secretary of State (for federal and State contests).
After those notifications are done, we post our results to the Nevada County internet site with the assistance of the Nevada County IT Department and check the posting for accuracy.
“We invested in an independent tally system for Eastern Nevada County and those votes are transmitted to the Rood Center via a process approved by the Secretary of State.
“The next day, when all ballots have been received from Eastern County, we count those ballots a second time to insure the accuracy of the Election night transmission.”
The statement is here: Presidential General Election 112012-1
Some background on the “voter integrity” issue is here.
Here’s a flamenco dancer from Spain, even though the votes won’t be counted there:
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