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Response to Half-Century Man (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:01 PM

4. I wish Anonymous or somebody with media power would address the 'TRADE SECRET' voting machines...

...cuz that is,

a) how Chambliss got into office; and,

b) is how the filthy corporate/Pentagon political money system is being maintained.

That's probably how they ALL got into office, and stay in office--and that's probably also the "control" on those leaders who sometimes dissent--but, with Chambliss (vs Max Cleland, back in 2002), it may be provable, and another election that should be looked into and exposed is the first Senate election of current Sec of Defense, Chuck Hagel.

Hagel was one of the founders of ES&S, which then did the 'counting' of his first Senate election.

Gawd, it is just all so blatant!

ES&S (which bought out Diebold) not only has far rightwing connections that would make your hair stand on end, it also, now, controls SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT of U.S. voting systems, all run on 'TRADE SECRET' code--code that the public is forbidden to review--with NO AUDIT AT ALL in half the states in the U.S. and a miserably inadequate 1% audit in the other half.

As long as this is the case--as long as vote counting remains privatized, and easily--EASILY!--riggable, there is no chance in hell of getting a constitutional amendment against corporate money through any state legislature, nor by means of any voting process.

Got to start with this most basic of democratic principles: TRANSPARENT vote counting.

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