Friday, December 22, 2006

Everyone loses in voting fraud

I'm really glad to see the Demcratic Party hasn't backed down from this fight. Voting integrity is the bedrock on which our system of government rests. Without it, we may as well not bother to hold elections.

It's not about who won or how to gauge the voter's intent. The bottom line is our elections should not be in the hands of a private companies and the tallies should not be conducted by computer software so secret that the code can't be disclosed to independent reviewers in order to validate the results. It makes a mockery of the whole concept of free and fair elections.

This is an issue that needs to be resolved well before 08 if we expect to restore our country to its former, pre-Bush administration glory.
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2 Comments:

Blogger Kvatch said...

I'm glad to see this case going forward, but I think that this is a sideshow to the real issue. If we're to continue to use electronic voting machines, the code needs to be open-source...period. It must be available for scrutiny by experts. Otherwise...audit trails are the only way to go.

12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Personally, I'm for a return to paper ballots. They aren't foolproof but they're a hell of lot harder to cheat than a computer.

1:23:00 PM  

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