Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Thu Oct 19 22:01:48 MSD 2006
On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 05:09:16PM +0100, Martin Hooper wrote:
> On 19/10/2006 Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> > (Manufactured by Diebold, unsurprisingly.)
> I'm still surprised that no one has stopped using their voting
> machines seeing there are more bugs in one of those...
If it was a decision based on minor, unimportant factors - such as, say,
justice, voting fairness, technical expertise, the basic rights of
citizenship - then it would have been stopped long ago, or never even
started without overwhelming evidence of benefits *without* detrimental
effects. However, since it's a *political* decision, all of that
detritus goes into the wastebasket.
"I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the
-- Walden "Wally" O'Dell, board chairman/CEO of Diebold, in a
Bush fund-raiser invitation (8/2003)
> AFAIK here in the UK its paper voting and its not likely to change.
What, you don't want the undisputed benefits of having your Great Leader
selected for you? Barbarians. :)
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