Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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This is just a little terrifying. If you’re still not scared, check out None dare call it stolen: Ohio, the election, and America’s servile press by Mark Crispin Miller.
In Wyoming, we use paper ballots which are scanned by machine. The ballots are saved, so if there’s ever any question about ballots, the originals can be checked against what the machines read. If the machines go down, the ballots can be run once the machines come up or counted by hand, as opposed to voting being delayed because of malfunctioning machines. 
I’m all for technology, but some things are better with a record. At least print a receipt for my vote, y’know? It’s worrisome that slot machines are more regulated than electronic voting machines.

This is just a little terrifying. If you’re still not scared, check out None dare call it stolen: Ohio, the election, and America’s servile press by Mark Crispin Miller.

In Wyoming, we use paper ballots which are scanned by machine. The ballots are saved, so if there’s ever any question about ballots, the originals can be checked against what the machines read. If the machines go down, the ballots can be run once the machines come up or counted by hand, as opposed to voting being delayed because of malfunctioning machines. 

I’m all for technology, but some things are better with a record. At least print a receipt for my vote, y’know? It’s worrisome that slot machines are more regulated than electronic voting machines.

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    Brazil (and Norway) have the safest voting processes of the whole fucking world, HELLFUCKYEAH
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    Yeah, we already question the validity of voting tools, this doesn’t bring much comfort :/
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    motherfuckin ohio i swear
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    Saw a terrific/horrifying documentary on this once. Wish I could recall the name.
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