posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 03:06 PM
Greetings from the Heartland, my fellow citizens and voters! It's with real confusion I come with this today and hope others may add to understanding
of just what is happening here and why?? First, I'd like to show you a sample ballot. This isn't MY area sample, as I couldn't find one online with
an image to share. This is, however, precisely what I just filled out at the polling place for layout, form and function. Everything is the same
except for the names and office titles.
This has been what my area of Missouri has been using as long as I've lived here to vote here. It's simple, plain and damn near impossible to screw
up. Again, I apologize, but I cannot find the precise model of machine I fed my ballot into awhile ago. This is the closest approximation and would be
a near perfect match but for the second digital display. The one here only had the counter for total inserted.
Other members are speaking of 100% pure electronic voting where no paper of any kind exists. Others speak of machines that take the electronic vote
but then spit out a paper ballot to feed into a box after that.
Why do Americans seemingly need to be forced to use so many different methods to accomplish the same thing. Just what is wrong with taking ink to
paper and filling in an arrow? I don't get it, beyond allowing a new way to cheat the system. That can take either form. Previous elections blamed
the right for it, and this one has people in past days already saying their computer displays showed the wrong choices for early voting the other way.
It seems no one really wins, either direction this way. No pun intended.
What else is everyone else experiencing for the method of voting out there???
Does anyone else agree this should be OLD fashioned in terms of the method used ..and most importantly....UNIVERSAL for the same method being used by
all? I'm sitting here wondering....how can I take the national result seriously, win or lose, when so many different methods came into play for
getting there?? EACH has it's weakness and it's strength. Together? It's a mass of confusion for how that all functions on this one day.
- One confused bunny.