“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.”
The Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary by Boris Bazhanov, published in 2002. Translated from the Russian, the version which, according to Bazhanov, was uttered in 1923 by Stalin in reference to a vote in the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Here are two segments of the clip showing how votes are counted in the state of Georgia, which we recommend watching on full screen (as well as watching the full video):
First, watch the media in the lower-right quadrant at the long table at 10:40 p.m.
Second, watch what happens roughly 20 minutes later: