2020 elections, Arizona, Arizona Senate election hearing, Ballot adjudication, ballots, election fraud, election integrity, Felt tipped pens, Ink bleed through, Maricopa county, marker pens, Marker-gate, markers, paper, paper quality, Paper-gate, pens, print on demand ballots, Sharpie-gate, Sharpies
Sharpies are a popular brand of “felt-tipped” marker pens: “The word ‘sharpie’ is also now used as a genericized trademark … Markers are also sometimes referred to as felt-pens or felts…” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marker_pen “Sharpie markers are made with several tips. The most common and popular is the Fine tip.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpie_(marker) Try writing on a paper towel with a marker pen and you will better understand bleed-through, if you haven’t observed it already. Anyone who has used, or still uses, pens should know this issue well.
The videos, below, explain the issues with paper and pens. The combination of improperly aligned ballots and marker (Sharpie) ink bleed-through could cause people to appear to vote for the wrong candidate, when the ballots are double sided. They discuss that, while the county was supposed to be using ballot paper that wouldn’t cause ink bleed through, ink bleed through was observed.
It appears that this was for print-on-demand ballots.
Furthermore, defectively filled out ballots could be rejected and have to be adjudicated. In the adjudication process they have to determine who the person voted for and may have to fill out new ballots. This provides a massive opportunity for fraud (cheating).
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