Thursday, January 17, 2008

Latest news on election security

I had only marginally registered that Dennis Kucinich had called for a recount in New Hampshire, but apparently the results are quite interesting. No real reason to assume that the outcome will change, but we've found out a lot about the carelessness with which ballots are handled in the state, the ease with which Diebold cartridges go AWOL, and the good fortune that residents of that state have that paper ballots are retained in case of recount needs. Not sure how much coverage all of this is getting in the press, but those in charge of choosing and overseeing election machinery around the country should pay attention . . . [And those who decry Kucinich's uselessness in this race should give him some credit!]

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