Thank you for saying it, Glen Greenwald. They are able to do it in many other countries, and we used to be able to do it here. WTF?
Paper ballots tucked in paper envelopes. No absentee voting, and no early voting either. French voters in Sunday’s presidential election are using and old-school system that has defied calls for more flexibility or modernization.
As France’s 48.8 million voters are invited to choose between President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, here is a look at how the French election works:
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Volunteers count the ballots one by one, by hand. Officials then use state-run software to register and report results.
But legally only the paper counts. If a result is challenged, the paper ballots are recounted manually.