[LMB] OT: Stop Brexit!

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Jun 2 17:12:30 BST 2019

On Fri, 31 May 2019 20:34:01 -0700, "A. Marina Fournier"
<saffronrose at me.com> wrote:

>On May 31, 2019, at 5:02 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 May 2019 17:47:19 -0700, "A. Marina Fournier"
>> <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
>>> They can vote in local elections—unsealed ballots in a clear box? Quelle horreur!
>> Unsealed indeed, but the box is not clear, and *is* sealed.

That's in France, and looks like a staged photo.  Each country has its
own procedures.  In the UK, we have opaque, locked boxes, paper ballots,
and pencil.
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political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means
that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'  - Isaac Asimov

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