Did you misunderstand the issue?
The cease and desist is to stop folks who “process” ballots from changing them to different votes....if they ignore it, they should be shot.
Yes. The direction on the ballot should have NEVER SAID you can change your vote by crossing out your first marking and marking your current choice. It should have always said if you make a mistake, you will need to get a NEW BALLOT.
That is what the direction WAS up until thIs August Primary, when Fontes allowed for ballots to be marked twice with one cross out.
And NO, I would never want the person counting the ballot to decide where my intent lies.....especially if the person counting the ballot is a Dem.