READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For May 10, 2006"
(5 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 5/11/2006 @ 4:01 am PT...
If this year's elections were made into a movie, perhaps the name could be "Sounds of Silence", "Silence of the Goats", or as you favor "The Great Train Wreck".
I know you are trying different techniques to gain attention so people can help themselves.
I would certainly be glad if you are wrong, and I think you would be too. But how can all this smoke show up when there is no fire?
I will try another stab at making it simple, like you do.
Take counties A thru Z. Counties A - G use Diebold, H - K use Sequoia, and L - Z use ES & S.
They are all mass produced. Some are mass produced in China. But they are all mass produced.
Meaning they are the same (like a Corvair of the same year, make, model, and design).
Imagine a Ralph Nader type telling everyone these things are not safe at any speed. Then imagine some dealers or owners complaining, but that a significant number do not complain.
Same with electronic voting machines.
We notice complaints from counties C, H, and M. But none of the other counties.
Do we conclude that the lack of complaints are evidence that no defects exist, after we have demonstrated that they do in fact exist?
Or do we conclude that some people can not deal with the issue because of what it portends?
Some people must believe you just like to stir up trouble and make people feel insecure. Well, the fact is, your work gives us the choice to correct the problem. If we want to.
Without your work we would only be in a play pretend country that imagined itself a democracy free from problems. By ignoring the problems.
Thanks for the chance to correct things ... by knowing that problems exist ... and what those problems are.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 5/11/2006 @ 8:33 am PT...
If each phone conversation within the United States is being monitored (link here), it would seem that working voting machines could be mastered.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 5/12/2006 @ 1:05 am PT...
What are you trying to say. What's that supposed to mean!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 5/12/2006 @ 12:09 pm PT...
Larry Bergan #3
That it takes a lot of skill to monitor every citizen's phone calls each day.
I am sure the count of those phone calls is accurate. Hell they even know to whom it went, at what time, and how long it lasted.
But we vote far, far less than we make phone calls, and thus the logistics for voting machines is minor by comparison.
Now that I answered your question, care to answer my question: What does it mean, then?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 5/12/2006 @ 11:37 pm PT...
Sorry Dredd, I should have included a laughing emoticon on my message. I understood your post. I was just trying to be funny.
Of course these voting machines should work while tabulating dozens of votes on a ballot as opposed to trillions of detailed phone logs!