I got this email from a reader:I work in IT, and I don't know ANY IT professionals who are in favor of electronic voting. All the electronic systems out there are just wrong and insecure in so many ways. Give me a #2 pencil and a paper ballot.
Read this blog entry from a poll worker
in Maryland:The least pleasant part of the day was a nagging concern that something would go terribly wrong, and that we would have no way to recover. I believe that fully electronic systems, such as the precinct we had today, are too fragile. The smallest thing can lead to a disaster. ...When our poll books crashed, and the lines grew, I had a sense of dread that we might end up finishing the day without a completed election. As an election judge I put aside my personal beliefs that these machines are easy to rig in an undetectable way, and become more worried that the election process would completely fail.
Clearly republicans (so far) have been the beneficiaries of shady voting, but decent, reliable elections should be a non-partisan issue. We need to get over the idea of having instant results in favor of having accurate results.