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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:45 AM
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145. let me make another point
Most of the substance of this article is about the voting machines, yes?

I'm not in a position to say how sound all the analysis is -- there are several people here who know the issues inside out -- but I think we all agree that the electronic voting machines stink.

In pluralistic polities, concentrated interests tend to beat diffuse interests. The voting machine manufacturers know what they want, and the public doesn't -- or, if it does, isn't organized to act upon it.

Some people think the manufacturers intend to throw every election to the Republicans; some people think they just want to sell lots of machines. Some people think the machines were used to steal the 2004 election, others don't, and others are unsure. And many people don't think about the machines because they are busy doing something else.
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