I thought it might be a good idea to go back to a post by nwmuse in 2008, and pull out a video series of an interview of Stephen Spoonamore by Velvet Revolution (about half an hour to watch the videos), regarding the sorry-assed Diebold voting machines some states are using in our elections.
nwmuse said it better than I can:
Every American who cares about living in an actual democracy, not just the illusion of a democracy, with full, fair, and transparent elections, should watch these videos. This man [Spoonamore] is a cyber security expert, and he is also a longtime conservative Republican. He is clanging the warning bells, and explaining with absolute clarity and detail, that our elections ARE being stolen, and warning that we must do something to stop it.
Oh look, it’s four years later, and we’re still using the same machines, and we are no closer to any sort of paper trail or reliable auditing. Like Spoonamore says, these machines are designed perfectly for stealing elections, while letting the people think we still have a vote.
Our representative democracy is in jeopardy, if it’s not dead already — and whether or not it means a damn thing — paper ballots, please.
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