Mooncity wrote:I'm not so sure that this wouldn't be so hard to do. Frankly, I don't trust the electronic voting simply because it would be far easier to manipulate the electronic vote count one way or the other than with paper ballots... and there's no "paper trail," so to speak.
So I walked into my polling station early this afternoon on my way to work. After exchanging pleasantries with the octagenarian poll workers ["How are you today, sir?" "Oh just fine ma'am, and you?" "Eh?" "JUST FINE MA'AM, HOW ARE YOU?" "Oh no, I had my shot last month, so I hope I don't get the flu." I'm not calling her old, all I know is that she was wearing a button that read "Teddy in '12" but then I digress...] I asked the nice lady "so, how are the new machines working?"
"Oh just fine, no problems" she replied, then motioned to the machine she had just led me to. "Well, this one was acting up a little, but it's my problem. Nothing for you to worry about." Didn't that
inspire confidence in my electoral process!
I'm not so sure my vote actually was registered. I mean, I made sure Ms. Pac-man ate all the little dots and it said I got "High Score" so I think it worked, but I left with a little uneasy feeling. All I know is I miss the old lever machines. There was something tangible and satisfying about yanking down the lever [insert masturbation joke here] and hearing the whirr and click of the machine. You knew it was doing
something, even if you didn't know what. I don't know why the rest of the country had to suffer because of Florida [I'm looking at you
, Beasley! ;) ].
Ohhh, no, no. Whiskey is not for kitty.