I don’t really want to keep talking about the election, nobody does. I fear the problems with Electronic Voting as it exists currently will be ignored as a result. These things need to be fixed by the next time around.
I’m not saying these issues changed the outcome of the big race, but it may have impacted more local races. The message it sends is, "Your vote may not count." It’s as if those people had never voted. Of course I imagine most coverage will be like this, and nothing will be done.
Here we see
Florida having more troubles with the election. Luckily there is
something for them to recount.
is being rolled out as a great step forward, and it could have
been. Unfortunately, numerous flaws have been just sort of
“accepted” as the price we pay for progress. It is vital that a
paper trail exist to verify the votes if need be.
Rather than wait until after the election to have ballot troubles, Florida decided to get an early start this time around.