… we all know that electronic voting machines are basically hack-proof, and there’s no way the political leanings of those who make the machines and the software (e.g., the fervent Republicanism of the CEO of Diebold) could possibly matter. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a conspiracy theorist who’s probably shy a tinfoil hat. Right?
Actually, I’m pleased. Maybe this will finally get the black box issue the attention it deserves.
It turns out there’s a simple solution, by the way: a touch-screen machine that prints out a paper ballot for the voter to drop into the ballot box. The ballots are machine-readable, but there’s something physical to recount if a recount is needed.