OHIO WASN’T STOLEN
Click here. But we need to fix the states’ voting practices – now – so people can trust them. For starters, every voting machine needs a paper trail, for reliable recounts when necessary. Recounts must be triggered by either the closeness of the election or by significant discrepancies in the exit polls. And a lot more, but those two are completely fundamental.
I don’t know how many of the allegations in this list are fair . . . that 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies, Diebold and ES&S; that the president of one is the brother of the VP of the other; that they fail the appearance test for impartiality; that a chimpanzee was able to hack into one of the voting machines (I am hoping he might come and help me fix my sticky space bar problem) . . . but isn’t that the point? That reasonable people could have doubts about the integrity of elections in America? We need to fix this.
Look for results this time around. I may be naïve, but I think we’re going to get some.
James H.(writing before the election): “In light of recent events, I find the following morally disgusting: ’04 ELECTIONS EXPECTED TO COST NEARLY $4 BILLION.”
☞ We spend $5 or $6 billion a year marketing cigarettes. Is $4 billion every four years that much for marketing 940 candidates for national office? (Two candidates for president, 68 for Senate, 870 for House of Representatives.) The price of democracy?
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