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01 October 2008 @ 07:32 am
I've been thinking...  

…and it occurs to me to wonder whether, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, We the People of the United States needs must rise up in a nearly Luddite frenzy to dismantle and destroy any and all electronic voting machines which do not produce an accurate, verifiable, and auditable paper trail.

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
dd-bdd_b on October 1st, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yes. Definitely.
DrSdocstrange on October 1st, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
They are a sign of pure creepiness, aren't they?

I do like the ones with contained, verifiable trails. Of course, nothing electronic stops good old bulk fraud like shipping crates of votes ready to count to the tabulation center, which continues even in a place with nice, electronic voting machines with accurate, verifiable, and auditable paper trails.
David W. Schrothdavidschroth on October 1st, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
I'm going to suggest that, at least in the case of Minnesota, the existing cross-checks built into the system would make it difficult for the scenario you postulate to succeed....
DrSdocstrange on October 2nd, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
*shrug* Happens regularly almost next door.
maruad on October 1st, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Without an auditable paper trail they may as well be one-armed bandits. Anyone using such a machine would be unable to prove or disprove voter fraud.
blue shark of friendlinessckd on October 1st, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
I object. Slot machines have actual standards and checks.
maruad on October 1st, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
point taken. you are correct.
gomeza on October 1st, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Lianatezliana on October 1st, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Most definitely.
Lydy Nickersonlydy on October 1st, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Right there with you.