posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 02:34 PM
I voted yesterday (we have early voting in Nevada) on an electronic voting machine at the County Recorder's office.
Although I am very much aware of the controversy surrounding electronic voting, it won't stop me from voting.
While electronic voting can be tampered with in ways that are perhaps unprecedentedly easy, paper voting has a long and glorious history of being
tampered with as well.
Historically, there has been no shortage of precincts in the U.S. where ballot boxes can be found floating in the river, smoldering in a crematorium
or lying at the bottom of a mine shaft after Election Day, and I'm sure this election will have no shortage of fraud -- just as every election ever
held in this country has.
But I still voted, and plan to vote whenever and wherever I legally can.
As for vote fraud, I think the best place to start when demanding accountability is at the local level.
While I could be wrong, of course, I have a high degree of confidence in those who manage the voting process in my county.
And if I didn't, I'd be sure to let them know it.