Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Scratch ticket

This isn't exactly news, but I finally got around to watching the instructional video released by Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz's office. It's clear, and indeed, instructional, though not at all poetic, and a bit frightening when comparing the ballot to a "standardized test" (Ohmijesus!), or a "lottery ticket" (shit, we lost again!).

The optical scan voting machine in question, Accu-Vote Optical Scan from LHS Associates, is, in actuality a Diebold machine. The machine in question was put through its paces by UCONN researchers, and found imminently corruptible. Though to be fair to our Secretary of State, steps have been taken to address issues of corruptibility.

Though election days is many months away, be sure to watch the video, and be sure to ask for your "privacy folder" when voting!

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