Sunday, January 09, 2005

 

Lazy Or Just Stupid?

http://www.wishtv.com/global/story.asp?s=1649813&ClientType=Printable"The first time Marion County's optical-scan machines were used in a general election, but it still took eight weeks to find out who won. “They're far more accurate because you don't have human beings making tallies,” said Doris Anne Sadler, Marion County clerk."

Is this lady serious of just plain stupid? Just how tough would it be for HUMAN committees represented by all competing political parties to count ballots cast in a certain precinct? It can't take that long! Even if the process would take a day or two, whatever tediousness is called for considering the importance of integrity in the results. Are people getting that lazy that computers have to do everything for us? One of these days at the rate we are going there will be a computer chip inserted in people to let them know when to visit the bathroom! Or maybe when to make love? This is getting just ridiculous!

Machines may be technically more accurate than human beings, but they are also open to tampering and cheating, which gives the operators of said machines the opportunity to change vote counts. Anyone who promotes electronic and/or machine voting these days certainly does not have the true meaning of democracy at heart. Our "democracy" has been run over by the "win at all cost" mentality.


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