Bradblog caught this little gem:
Diebold Inc., one of America's largest voting machine companies, likes to claim that there's never been any substantial problem with their touch-screen machines in any election in America.
You may not be surprised to hear that claim is patently untrue.
As reported in yesterday's Middletown Journal , a special "re-vote" will be held tomorrow in Montgomery county, OH on an issue where last November's election results were set aside due to more votes being cast on Diebold's AccuVote TSX touch-screen voting machines than there were actually registered voters who voted!
Montgomery County is one of 41 counties in Ohio to have added new Diebold AccuVote TSX touch-screen (DRE) voting machines for last November's election.
In that election, remarkable and virtually inexplicable results occurred across the state in
regard to four Election Reform initiatives on the ballot, all of which were predicted to pass by large margins in a historically accurate poll released just prior to Election Day. We wrote about the "staggeringly impossible" results of that election back in November. Those results have still not been explained, despite 44 of 88 counties in the Buckeye State using all-new touch-screen voting machines for the first time in that election.
The local newspaper article regarding the Re-Vote is here.
So while we're all distracted about George Bush and his buddies spying on us, the AP reports that this fall 4 out of 5 Americans will vote on these machines.
The changes are bound to create their own glitches as voters and administrators learn how to use equipment they haven't voted on before, said Kimball Brace, president of Election Data. Just over 30 million voters will be casting ballots on unfamiliar equipment, he said.
"You throw that many people in on something new, you're always bound to see something go wrong," he said.
If that isn't the understatement of the week . . .
And I love how they say this is "a vast change from the contested 2000 presidential election that spurred states and Congress to push for improved equipment."
You gotta love George Bush and his cronies. They are so diabolically and transparently evil that, if they were movie characters, they'd be a real hoot.
I mean, you get yourself attacked on 9/11 and respond by starting a war so you can give yourself "wartime powers". And anyone who argues with you is "the enemy". And you can take people's freedoms away because "we're at war" even though the reason we're at "war" is because you fucking started it yourself!
And before that, you steal the election that got you into the White House in the first place, and you respond to the "problem" of the stolen election by "fixing" our election system for good -- guaranteeing that we'll be run into the ground by a handful of Bushes for the next, well, however long they want.
And if there's any political opposition to you at all, well, you can just spy on them, and nobody is going to stop you!
Man, it's great to be King!
Sadly, this isn't a movie. If it were, some hero would come along and render justice where it was needed. We'd get to see them go down, and go down hard. We'd all leave the theater happy.
Instead ... welcome to serfdom.