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New Voting Gizmos

The Harris County Elections Administrator’s office sent me this today:

(Houston, TX) –– On Wednesday, March 24, Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria will host members of the media at the Harris County Elections Technology Center to view and try out the new touch-screen Hart InterCivic Verity Voting Systems. To maintain health and safety, outlets interested in the tour must sign up for a designated 30 minute time slot. Outlets will have the opportunity to use the machines and there will be interview availability with Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria.  

I can’t attend.  I will be in Baytown with my Dad.  In 27 days, voters in Baytown, Humble, Missouri City, Pasadena, South Houston, West U., and other parts of Harris County will be going to vote early for the May 1 uniform elections, and they are going to use the new voting machine gizmos.  I am thinking a lot of voters are going to be surprised.  The Harris County Elections Administrator’s folks need to up their game and do better outreach.  Voters don’t want to be surprised these days. Just saying.

This is from today’s Chron:

The Astros are expanding their previously planned attendance numbers at Minute Maid Park to start the regular season but will not exceed 50 percent capacity during April, senior vice president for communication and marketing Anita Sehgal said on Monday.

The 50% thing doesn’t sound safe to me.  How many folks are going to show up who have not been vaccinated? I am not going to take a risk.  I will watch them on the flat screen instead.

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