By John Gideon on 11/14/2006, 4:50pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

One friend in the activist community asked me this morning if we are making the case enough that unverifiable/unverified DREs give some the "temptation to cheat." Based on the close elections this year (eight House races are still not decided and there are a few recounts and contests still in the process) aren't we in a position where there is a "temptation"? My simple answer is: Yes. The country is so evenly divided and that division is contentious to say the least. I would also add that we are in danger of desensitizing ourselves to questionable elections. It's just another questionable election on questionable machines and only a few of us die-hards really seem to care that the voters will not have been heard in large and small races across the country. The Sarasota County story with over 18,000 undervotes is now relegated to the back pages, if it is mentioned at all, in the national media. So, Yes! In an atmosphere of tight races and now normal election contests the "temptation to cheat" is very real and very dangerous because it can be done with no one knowing and the vendors denying it will ever happen....

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