A better solution

Story: Open source the voteTotal Replies: 6
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Sep 10, 2012
9:32 PM EDT
is to open source the voting machines. Verify each and every machine used, and have election results in a verifiable form with a clear audit trail. Not the hocus pocus system we have now.


Sep 11, 2012
12:38 AM EDT
What dj said.

Sep 11, 2012
1:19 AM EDT

'nuff said.

Sep 11, 2012
10:05 AM EDT
But that would stop the people in power from easily picking the winners.

Sep 11, 2012
5:29 PM EDT
The votes don't matter, while the "people in power" control the nominations.

Sep 11, 2012
6:33 PM EDT
Two Words:

Electoral College.

I hate that "all or none" states exist.

Sep 12, 2012
9:45 AM EDT
Jeff, when the US was considered a union of sovereign States, whether a state was "all or nothing" was up to them individually.

And electors have, albeit rarely, changed their minds. But then, that was also a time when the powers up for grabs were far more limited and narrow than now.

I don't think it violates the "non-political" rule to say that this is one seriously messed up system, soup to nuts.

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