[ExI] electronic voting again

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Jul 8 06:06:49 UTC 2012


>. On Behalf Of James Clement
Subject: Re: [ExI] electronic voting again

On Jul 7, 2012 7:18 PM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>>. So here we are, coming up for the fifith major US election.but we are no
closer to having that system now than we were 16 yrs ago.  Yet somehow we
just can't seem to get any traction on a problem that can be solved with
fairly straightforward technology.

>.Spike,  Incumbents and political party hacks run the elections, and they
have absolutely no incentive to let the people decide anything.James


Ja, we had similar comments before, but the way I am going with this is not
the motive, but rather by noting the danger of civil unrest if we have
another super close election, as this one is shaping up to be.  In 2000 it
came down to a single state (Florida) and it was one of those oddball cases
where one feller won the popular vote but the other feller won Florida by a
whisker and took the electoral vote.  I don't recall either of their names,
but it didn't matter much.  This time, that decider state could be Florida
again, or it could be Ohio or Virginia, but the point is, if we have a
disputed election, this time it has far greater consequences than it did in
2000.  In that one, no one really cared much, because the candidates were
practically identical on everything.  

This time it really is different.  There is a lot riding on this election,
and if there is suspicious activity and a disputed outcome, we face real
trouble.  The hell of it is, we are doing this to ourselves intentionally.
I don't understand that.


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