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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-20-08 08:51 PM
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8. His headline cheapens the movement.
Also, it's obviously partisan.

Mike's abilities to write a story notwithstanding, it can too easily become a reason for voters to decide to stay home or to decide election reformers are cranks...or partisan.

Focusing (alleging as a standard operating procedure) on fraud ignores the important possibility that errors with hardware, software, and procedure...devoid of malice...could more easily and likely alter an outcome. (Though I think the Common Cause piece he cites, does.) Better to take an opportunity to explain how many rural areas might save money by hand counting. Etc.

Besides, the system may actually produce a correct result of a match between candidates foisted on the voter in part through media fraud. :shrug:

Seeing branding and marketing in some advocacy journalism, perhaps I'm overly-sensitive and harboring a bad view of it.

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