Wednesday, June 28, 2006

An extremely disturbing story from yesterday:
Most of the electronic voting machines widely adopted since the disputed 2000 presidential election "pose a real danger to the integrity of national, state and local elections," a report out Tuesday concludes.

There are more than 120 security threats to the three most commonly purchased electronic voting systems, the study by the Brennan Center for Justice says. For what it calls the most comprehensive review of its kind, the New York City-based non-partisan think tank convened a task force of election officials, computer scientists and security experts to study e-voting vulnerabilities.

The study, which took more than a year to complete, examined optical scanners and touch-screen machines with and without paper trails. Together, the three systems account for 80% of the voting machines that will be used in this November's election.
I urge you to read the entire story.

Given that unlike in 2000 and 2004, the Dems are expected to do very well this November, it will be interesting to see to what extent voting shenanigans occur this time around.

That said, the fact remains that every true American that cares about our fleeting democracy, that believes in a fair fight, and that believes the sanctity of our voting system is the core essence on which this great nation was founded should be greatly angered by this news and should strongly denounce the use of these machines. To remain quiet, or worse give in and willfully dismiss this despicable sham as simply too unbelievable to be true, is to participate in an unpatriotic act of the worst kind. (And make no mistake, Bush/Cheney have gotten away with an incredible amount of heinous wrongs due to the public just not believing it was possible or that any president/VP could do such a thing -- guess again!).

Meanwhile, it's flag burning (once again) that has Congress all in a tizzy. While Rome burns....

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