Another Hanging Chad?

Three-billion dollar plan to upgrade voting equipment fails.

Don't be surprised if there's great suspense during this November's Presidential election. 

Remember the hanging-chad mess from Florida in 2000?

In an effort to avoid a repeat of that fiasco, the government had a three-billion plan to upgrade voting technology.  But an Associated Press investigation found thousands of touchscreens sitting in warehouses because officials are worried about hackers and technical glitches.  That means more Americans might cast their ballots on paper this fall than in any other election in U.S. history.

Can anyone say "Hanging Chad II."



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  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Aug 13, 2008 at 12:47 PM
    Every living citizen of this country has the right to vote in our democratic elections. Exceptions of course being those criminals that acted to remove themselves from the process. The problem is that many have mixed the aptitude to vote up with the right to vote. Inherent to the performance of every task is error. In fact, there is only one way to perform a task 100% correctly while 99.9% is error in the performance of the task no matter how simple. The error can be reduced through repetition. Politicians will never solve this but will continue to spend our tax dollars on posturing for media coverage. What we can do is demand that politicians give us all the same consistent way of voting in every State. That the voting process takes place at least twice on different days and that inconsistencies found the second time are presented to the voter for verification of what they really want.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 8, 2008 at 07:25 AM
    Ever since 2000 the genie is out of the bottle. All elections since then have been contested (even local) and will most likely continue to be unless there is a landslide or close to it. The democrats figured out another way to create controversy. They haven't been able to win, even with dead people and illegals voting, they still can't get it done. Now they have what they believe to be their messiah, will they completely implode if he does not win? He will definitely bring out some new voters that have never voted before. Will it be enough? We will see. One of his demographics of new voters should be the much headed college crowd, but I really can't see them standing in line for anything more than a concert ticket.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2008 at 07:11 AM
    Politicians will look for any excuse to prolong their time in the media eye. In the past few years I have voted using several different types of ballets. It took all of 30 seconds to read the instructions on how to fill out the ballet. The staff manning the poles said to call them if I needed any help. If you can't read and won't ask for assistance, maybe your just too stupid to vote.

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