Monday, April 07, 2008

It's been a while but here is a summary of where we stand:

Road to e-voting crisis paved with money, good intentions
Ars Technica: By Jon Stokes | Published: April 07, 2008 - 09:50PM CT

The story of how America got into its present e-voting mess is pretty well known among e-voting activists, and versions of it told by some who were there have shown up in my inbox before, but I've never had occasion to spell out this background explicitly in any of my regular e-voting coverage. However, a Maryland voting activist organization,, has released a report [PDF] on the costs of e-voting that (quite unintentionally) provides a useful and vivid illustration of exactly how and why we arrived at the present point. In a nutshell, there's one single event that set in motion the years-long train wreck that has been America's experiment with electronic voting: the 2002 passage of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

Here's the story of how HAVA got us into this mess, told with a few charts and graphs from the study.


This is a pretty good article that should catch us up.

I've been too sad and beat down by this GOP movement to post regularly. I just went back to focusing on making money and shopping. Now I have lots of stuff and money but we are really in the shiter electioneering wise.

woo hoo



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