Sunday, February 11, 2007

It's who counts the votes that matters

I don't know which is worse, that the Sequoia AVC vote machines Ocean County voters have been using for about 10 years have been able to show any "results" a programmer has wanted , or that we were hosed when we bought them them. Anyone can buy one for $86 and set up his or her own polling booth on election day!

Seriously, this news is big, and is just one piece in a puzzle that has become all too clear the past few years. Electronic voting is looking like one big scam to turn America into a monarchy, or at least an oligarchy. What happens when we run out of Bushes and Clintons? At least Chelsea Clinton is smart; heaven help us in the next lineage of Bushes.

All this electronic vote diddling isn't new, either. Lynn Landes, whose brother lives here at the Jersey Shore, has documented a history of voting machine companies that goes back to the 1980s.

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