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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-08 07:32 PM
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51. Something to consider
Having a degree in Computer Science I am well aware that machines with proprietary software (nobody gets to look at it) could certainly be used to manipulate elections so the possibility is there. Something to consider is that in 2000 and 2004 the public's attention was directed at Florida and Ohio respectively. What are the chances that votes were stolen in other states? Maybe not enough to effect the race but more just a test to see if they could do it. This would lead right into the idea that if they can't stop the Obama landslide they could use the machines to manipulate a few Senate races. There is a quote (I forget who said it) that goes something like 'when it comes to elections it's not who votes it's who counts the votes' in this case its the computers and by extension their programmers. On the other hand the Republicans like to misdirect the public so if they have us looking at the machines maybe we should be paying more attention to the other things they are doing.
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