Monday, September 18, 2006
Voting Machines are a problem
A real problem. They can be easily hacked and a virus spread among other machines. Now who would want to do that? I am glad that in Oregon we have mail-in ballots. Here's a quote from Ben Tripp's blog:
"The evil electronic voting machines have been installed far and wide, although it has now been revealed that a mongoloid penguin could break into these devices, reverse any election result it wished, and be gone inside of four minutes, leaving nothing behind but a stolen election and the faint aroma of herring. Let us remember the apocryphal quote attributed to Joe 'Laughing Boy' Stalin: "It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people that count the votes". There are other problems, too. Gerrymandering has proceeded apace, sealing off entire slabs of the landscape from Democrats. Black people will find the nearest polling station is five hours from where they live (or used to live before the hurricane)."