Not Again! How Our Voting System Is Ripe For Theft and Meltdown in 2012

The Republican war on voters is only the start of really big problems voters face in the 2012 presidential election.

“We need good technology and we need good laws,” said Barbara Simons. The retired IBM computer scientist and nationally known expert on voting technology is co-author of a new book, Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count? which details America’s history of voting machinery and election administration, and concludes that many states have neither good technology nor good vote count rules.

“We are running elections in this country as if we are ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Jul 12, 2012 - 2:05 AM PDT
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Jul. 12, 2012

A well-written, but not full of good news article about the ways voting will be affected in the November election. From right wing throwing thousands off voting records–their attempts to make voting as difficult as possible to discourage those left on the voting records, to an aging election group of poll volunteers faced with increasingly complex voting procedures, to inexact voting machines out of the dark ages–this holiday season seems destined to be punctuated with post elections fights accusations and recounts, along with carols and Santa Claus. The writer makes good use of real-life examples, links and summaries.

There are many things fundamentally wrong with a party–in this case, the Republican Party–which can only win, followed by pathetic governance, using subterfuge, bait and switch tactics and resurrecting of old Jim Crow voting laws to prevent voters from going over to the opposition. All of which indicate even Republicans, themselves, think they cannot win a fair fight illuminated by the brilliant light of verity. It happened in Florida in 2000 and look what that got us.

Voting in America is ripe for a major meltdown in 2012….The most fundamental of democratic processes has become more barrier-filled and error-prone than at anytime ... More »

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by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 12, 2012

touch screens and scanners do not read every vote accurately. Central tabulators can lose votes. And hackers can easily breach the security features. More »

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