http://www.openvotingfoundation.org/...hp?articleId=1 and http://motherjones.com/politics/2004...itical-machine. The machines are not maintained by any giant union, they are maintained by political appointees. The lack f better security and of any audit trail is a scandal.
"For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." -- Luke 12:48
Raven - Moneybird's Black Magic Marker***
(Esprit's Power Play x Trumarc's Lean Cuisine)
Mick - Moneybird's Jumpin' Jack Flash***
(Clubmead's Road Warrior x Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog)
Peerless - Moneybird's Sole Survivor
(Two River's Lucky Willie x Moneybird's Black Magic Marker)
You are arguing my point.
It's not the manufacturer of the machines that does the calibration or whatever you want to call it. Diebolt and the others make a machine that is in accord with the specifications that are put out for bid. If the local folks spec a machine that will be a problem, why are you blaming one national party or the other? It's the politicians for that unit of government that are at the root of the problem. The rest of us nationally may have to suffer for their hackneyed and childish behavior.
Going back almost 50 years now, Prof Brinkley in a PS 201 class was heard to point out that ..."both parties cheat. The Democrats cheat on a more massive scale and the Republicans cheat in a more subtle manner."