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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-19-06 07:48 PM
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8. My favorite part
"This is not something that can be delayed until next year or until the next decade. Whatever investment has been made in DREs must be re-evaluated in the same way we re-evaluated the exploding gas tanks of Ford Pintos. Just as Ford knew, but never disclosed for years that people were dying from the exploding tanks, the voting machine companies know their machines are completely vulnerable. There is too much at stake to trust machines that have been proven to be untrustworthy. We must have paper ballots, and we must have them now. To do less, with the knowledge we have, would be to sacrifice our democracy for the sake of convenience. It is not important that our elections be convenient, but it is vital that they be accurate, secure and verifiable. Otherwise, why hold elections at all"?


Just for "Wilms" Just as Ford knew, but never disclosed for years that people were dying from the exploding tanks. Remember hearing that somewhere before? His analogy is brilliant, brilliant I tell ya :rofl:
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