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“But what about security? You can’t hack paper, but you can steal ballots. Couldn’t someone swipe a ballot from a neighbor’s mailbox, or from someone who has moved or died?

Keisling acknowledges this could happen, but says it would be “one of the stupidest ways to try to steal an election.”

“They’d be committing a felony, vote by vote.”

“A clerk once asked me to think about this,” recalled Keisling, “He said, ‘Phil, have you wondered why crooks don’t counterfeit pennies? They go for the twenties and the hundreds if they’re going to risk the jail time.”

No polling places, no voting machines, no problem: How Oregon votes

“Throw them on the scrap pile.” Oregon officials of both parties say voting machines are inferior to their vote-by-mail system.