Sunday, June 13, 2004

League of Women Voters Block Verifiable E-Voting

The Associated Press just ran a good article on The League of Women Voters, and their president's effort to block the effort to institute verifiable paper records on the new Diebold electronic voting machines. The absurdity is that obviously there is no disadvantage to keeping a paper record of votes, it simply ensures that the votes can be verified in the event of a computer error. Diebold, the company that makes the machines stated that they run on the very reliable Windows operating system. Who the hell trusts that? My computer crashes all the time.

As good ol' Joe Stalin said "It's not the votes that count, but who counts the votes."