how many of you vote on a diebold machine?

asdf

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
 
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.
 

EliManning

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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.
 

Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
We'll see when the candidates are officially announced. I remember similar predictions about the last Presidential election.
 

EliManning

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 
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.
 
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