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New Hampshire Recount: Already Worth It w/ poll
is frontpaged in a provocative post on Brad Friedman's site,,
with the poll results from earlier today reproduced.  
(Scroll down the bradblog page, it's now the second item.)

In case you don't know bradblog, it's a site devoted to election integrity news.  Brad has been reporting on election integrity stories since November 2004, his bio is here.  He's now doing daily reports on the New Hampshire recount.

Citing the poll results in rjones2818's diary -- 86% as of Brad's writing, now 87%, of those responding to the poll think that the NH recount is a good idea -- Brad questions whether Kos is out of touch with Kossacks on the issue of election integrity, and asks whether we and Kos deserve to be called 'progressive.'  Which is not a question we should be afraid of asking, I think.  But my favorite part of Brad's piece is in the comment section, reproduced below.

In the comments, "Phil" says:

Brad, I am glad I got to meet you in Sacramento, you are absolutely the real deal, it's why I came to your blog in 2004. Very few seem to want to get this stuff. It's hard to swallow it. It's a horse tablet. No... "It's four horse tablets soldered together with lead."

This thing is big. It's national security. It's undermined nearly every government agency. The roots of this problem are astronomical, but the solutions are very simple if activated.

Outlaw electronic vote tabulation devices.
Maintain an unbroken chain of custody.
Create harsh penalties for tampering.
Roll back measures, propositions, and elected officials who are sworn in if the vote is later shown that they are not the winner.
Deactivate the electoral collage.
Only use electronics to print paper ballots for the disabled.
If all else fails because of too many breaches hold a complete re-vote.
If someone breaks their oath of office after being elected - drop, reject or nullify it.
Take away the monopoly of the corporate media.
Force equal time on all channels for all candidates.
Stop this anti-net neutrality nonsense.
Remove corporate financing of elections.
Put a halt to allowing demographics and databases to get into the wrong hands.

We don't get news anymore. So now we need to MAKE IT.

So is Phil right?  And do we need to make the news ourselves?

Originally posted to AskQuestions on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 06:32 PM PST.

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