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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 05:37 PM
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73. Our election system is now run by private, rightwing corporations...
Edited on Fri Jan-23-09 05:38 PM by Peace Patriot
...from Diebold (former CEO a Bush/Cheney campaign chair), to ES&S (hair-raising rightwing 'christian' nut connections), to Sequoia (hired former Repub CA sec of state to peddle its voting machines), to Mike Connell and his various corporations and networks (for 'hosting' Ohio election data, or purging black voters from the voting rolls in Florida, or 'disappearing' Karl Rove's emails)--all run on 'TRADE SECRET,' PROPRIETARY programming code, with most information and processes (including vote counting) hidden from the public...

...and these two posters/commenters--Creeksneakers2 and OnTheOtherHand--are distracting an important election fraud/election reform reporter from the job she has committed to do--investigating electoral crimes against our democracy--with all this crap, forcing her to defend herself against this cheap, shitty, slanderous article.

That is what I see here, and it burns me up. 'TRADE SECRET' vote counting, and 'TRADE SECRET' voting lists and networks, are an immense danger to our country, not just as to the national security risk of the wrong candidates entering the White House or other positions of power, but also as to the potential impact of that 'TRADE SECRET' power even on candidates who actually did win. What it means is that rightwing forces can easily--EASILY--dis-elect them next time, shave their mandates, inflict them with asshole, rightwing colleagues who weren't really elected, and can distract the whole country with "divide and conquer" issues, such as the anti-gay measure in California, or prevent election reform voter initiatives from passing (as they did in Ohio in 2005).

Until we rid ourselves of all 'TRADE SECRET' code and all private corporate control of our election system, we are not safe, we cannot expect real reform and our efforts to elect good people will not result in good government, and will not prevent economic and foreign policy and Constitutional disasters, such as the Bush Junta has inflicted.

I want Larisa Alexandrovna to spend her time investigating election fraud, and not having to defend her name and reputation from these ill-intentioned and defaming posts.

Obstructors and detractors, begone!
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