Brian Kemp’s quick course in election night returns

With the July primaries, Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office unveiled a new election night tabulation system that essentially allows you to customize the evening’s Georgia returns on your laptop — concentrating on the essentials and weeding out the gimmes, if that’s your choice.

But the system requires some practice, so Kemp’s office has created this five-minute tutorial. Practice, and enjoy the evening:

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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7 comments Add your comment


November 6th, 2012
9:37 am

If the system requires a 5 minute training video, it’s a failure.

Bob Loblaw

November 6th, 2012
9:44 am


November 6th, 2012
9:53 am

Money could have been better spent keeping the archives open to the public

follow the money

November 6th, 2012
10:13 am

more government waste. Jim, can you tell us what firm was paid to produce this site? I can’t imagine the work was done pro bono publico.

View From Midtown

November 6th, 2012
10:29 am

Brian Kemp fixed that system just like Bush fixed FEMA; another example of incompetent Republican governance.


November 6th, 2012
5:02 pm

Y’all are funny. This man is the SOS. He is responsible to run the elections oversight functions including tabulating the results and making those results available to the public. Do you expect them to use chalkboards and slide rules? They use computers. This is a simple interface to the database that makes the information available to all, as it should be.

As for the training, every application has training for the lower functioning masses, but you that don’t need training are free to use it without watching the video. Think of the video as an advertisement.

Me thinks y’all need to focus on Amendment 1 and make sure our tax dollars aren’t wasted on a parallel state set of charter schools that will rob our educational system. Your offspring need to be better educated than you appear to be.

Katherine Helms Cummings

November 7th, 2012
1:49 am

Crass campaigning.