A random sampling of the stupid.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Voting rights are sacred

There are 4 senate races still to be decided. Wired has a good article summarizing:

Voting machines that recently failed pre-election accuracy tests in Michigan are at the center of a disputed U.S. Senate race in Minnesota that hangs in the balance over fewer than 500 votes at press time.
It really amazes me that after 200 years we can't get elections right. In fact, we seem to have gone backwards. That's not really what I wanted to talk about though. The closing line:
Oregon uses mail-in paper ballots statewide that are read by a variety of optical-scan systems from ES&S and Sequoia Voting Systems. It's the first state that's gone entirely postal.
Lolz. There must've been a better way to phrase that. On the other hand, perhaps that was the best way.

Error rating: Either 0 or 4, depending on your sense of humor.


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