The Hidden Science of Mail-In Voting - Interview for PBS NOVA Now Podcast Expert Article

Forensic Document Examiner, Mark Songer, was interviewed by Dr. Alok Patel for the PBS podcast NOVA Now, to discuss handwriting verification and the science applied to ensure the validity of ballots cast by mail. Mr. Songer explains the principles of handwriting analysis as applied to signature verification and the process for analyzing signatures on mail-in ballots. He also shares his experience training bipartisan election judges in the forensic evaluation of signatures for the state of Colorado.

The Hidden Science of Mail-In Voting - Expert Interviewed for PBS Nova Now Podcast

Mr. Songer’s portion of the podcast begins at the 8:00 mark.


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Mark Songer, Forensic Document Examiner

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Mark Songer is a court qualified expert in Forensic Document Examinations. He is a former FBI Special Agent (GS-1811) and FBI Document Analyst (GS-1397) with over 30 years of law enforcement and… read more.


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