Thu, 01 Jul 2004
Gambling vs. voting
Via Michael Bolton, a
comparison of the measures taken to ensure the integrity of slot
machines (high) vs. voting machines (low).
Election officials say their electronic voting systems
are the very best. But the truth is, gamblers are getting the best
technology, and voters are being given systems that are cheap and
untrustworthy by comparison. There are many questions yet to be
resolved about electronic voting, but one thing is clear: a vote
for president should be at least as secure as a 25-cent bet in Las
I've written my
gotten the usual "Thanks for your note, but I have a safe seat"
one, the "I'm quitting, so I won't reply" non-note from
another, and a satisfactory
reply from the the third.
Perhaps something is amiss.
## Posted at 07:13 in category /testing