21 October 2006

Why the tide is turning on the voting machine issue

After the 2004 elections, when pundits questioned the integrity of the electronic voting machines, the Republicans responded by saying that the machines are accurate and everyone should just get over it. They were content because the results were in their favor.

But now they're changing their tune. Republicans appeared on cable news talk shows en masse yesterday to declare their discomfort with the voting machines, and to tell us that we need a paper trail.

Why?

Probably because of an article in yesterday's Washington Post, which reported that "[d]isks containing what appears to be software code used in Maryland's touchscreen voting machines in 2004 were delivered anonymously to a former state legislator."

That former state legislator just happens to be a Democrat.

Funny how things change when the shoe is on the other foot.

1 comment:

  1. You know things have gotten bad when even the Republican governor is questioning these things in an election year that he's down by a "Diebold-able" margin.

    -pb

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