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(All Voices)   Romney family buys voting machines for Ohio through Bain Capital investment. It's not a conflict of interest if you're rich   ( divider line
    More: Sick, Bain Capital, voting machines, Ohio, Mitt Romney, American Election, equity funds, Romney family, Brad Friedman  
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2012-10-21 02:18:28 PM  

schubie: Granted, I haven't watched a lot of news today but Fark and now FB are the only places that I'm seeing this story covered. WTF America?

A few things on Kos too. Minor outrage.
2012-10-21 02:32:00 PM  
Forbes has this story today, albeit in their Op/Ed section.
2012-10-21 02:37:24 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: FlashHarry: why the fark do we allow private for-profit companies to manufacture these machines? they should be manufactured by a nonpartisan government agency. and every single electronic vote should be backed up by a paper ballot.

Elections Canada does a good job of this. In fact, they skip the machines and keep the paper ballots.

EC takes voting very seriously. I remember a few years back there was a "eat your vote" campaign. EC was not happy and went on record saying if you ate your ballot you would go to jail for vote tampering. Vote tampering carries a 2 year sentence and 2000$ fine per instance of tampered votes.
2012-10-21 03:55:46 PM  

qorkfiend: You Are All Sheep: The easiest way to tell if electronic voting machines are set up for fraud, is if they will give you a receipt of your votes that you could turn in for re-scan if something happened with the records. No receipt? Then the system is set up to be gamed.

As someone pointed out earlier, a paper trail is useless if the recount is done by the same machines that generated the erroneous count in the first place.

It's even more useless if the counters are a partisan election board trying to divine chads and "voter intent."
2012-10-21 04:24:28 PM  

RockofAges: derp

Pretty much sums up all your posts. I'd be retiring this login.
2012-10-22 12:15:47 PM  

cman: I like how democrats like to spout of idiotic conspiracy theories. Not as bad as birtherism or trutherism, but still moronic

Umm, paper trails that lead to a source are not a conspiracy. Obama's birth certificate "conspiracy" should have ended as soon as the paper trail ended. Instead, it just turned into a bunch of morons with names like cman who demand more proof when the legal proof has already been provided. Like Conservative comedian Ron White says "You can't fix stupid". And he knows stupid... he frequents the south often.
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