Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

how many of you vote on a diebold machine?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by asdf, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. asdf

    asdf IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,414
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    466
    how many of you vote on a diebold machine?

    i keep hearing about them, but i never knew how bad they really are.

    check out this article.
    http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/evoting.ars

    it points out all the dangers of electronic voting in general, but goes into detail on just how crappy diebold machines really are. how many states use these things?
     
  2. {KOW}Spazed

    {KOW}Spazed Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2003
    Messages:
    11,578
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    BOO, I posted that link days ago.

    Lots of places use them, it is a bad setup all the way around.

    I just wish someone would come up with the open source model and actually build it. Propose it at like 1/100 the price and be done with it.
     
  3. Gertlex

    Gertlex Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,912
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Unfortunately it'll probably take more than creating it to convince governments to use it...



     
  4. EliManning

    EliManning IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    At least this election will be so lopsided that even Diebold's usual conniving won't be able to deliver victory to the Republicans (and yes that's a reference to their CEO's quote regarding the presidential election for those of you that recognize it). The progressives will have a chance to find a solution to the problem during the next couple years, possibly even from a company that's remotely interested in preserving democracy in America.
     
  5. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    36,855
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    467
    We'll see when the candidates are officially announced. I remember similar predictions about the last Presidential election.
     
  6. EliManning

    EliManning IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    So far so good. Diebold's chicanery can really only cancel out a certain number of votes before it becomes blatantly obvious. With this many people finally motivated to go vote, the old Diebold strategy won't work.
     
  7. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,434
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    There's been a lot of reports of machines failing and going for both sides. I'm happy with the good old punch cards I voted with. The only things I leave dangling clang as I walk.
     

Share This Page