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Spartanburg Resolution: Regarding Elections

This below resolution was passed at the Spartanburg county convention, and will now go to the resolutions committee. If the resolutions committee passes it, the resolution will be up for a vote at the state convention. However, before the resolutions committee votes, they want to know your opinion. Please use the comments section below to give us your opinion, and please use your real name. Thank you!

State Constitution is not a “living document” in its ability to be altered, or to have the definition of words contained within it altered, so as to adversely impact the public without the informed consent of the people who ratified it; and

WHEREAS, the word “ballot” as used in this Constitution has a clear meaning that is well understood by the public; and

WHEREAS, electronic voting machines provide no auditable trail of paper for certification, casting enormous doubts on the credibility of election results; and

WHEREAS, though technological advances seem to make the “ballot” obsolete, the reliance on machinery for vote tabulation, and the corporations who provide them to government, have come under increasing doubts and scrutiny in recent times as to their reliability, and subjection to corruption; and

WHEREAS, local election judges are not permitted to verify the totals of a single machine before its storage device is removed, and the public has a right to expect the results of any election, whatever the result may be, was an honest and accurate reflection of the will of the people;

Now, BE IT RESOLVED that the Spartanburg County Republican Party supports legislation that obeys the original intent of the State Constitution to the degree that paper ballots be stored for any and all elections conducted within this State.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Spartanburg County Republican Party recommends that elected officials within our State prepare election judges and their own systems to implement and use paper ballots exclusively from this point forward.

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED that the Spartanburg County Republican Party recommends that members of the Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation sponsor and/or endorse legislation to return to paper ballots at the next coming election in all jurisdictions within this State.