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The election WAS valid?

by on Jun.05, 2006, under General

I was reading another article, this time from a “liberal” news outlet, and wanted to post it here. Salon.com, a well known liberal news outlet, has an article debunking the previous article in Rolling Stone about whether the election was stolen or not. SO, I’d say the election WAS valid. Bush was elected president fair and square. However, with that said, I do think anyone who plays with votes should be shot for treason. This includes Democrats, Republicans, ANYONE who plays with the elections. That point of view stands, period.

SO, as I said, Bush was elected President. However, this wasn’t be a majority vote, but by the electoral college – a majorly outdated system that should be replaced. Popular elections would be a much easier system, and more accurate. Particularly using electronic voting machines. However, the use of electronic voting machines needs a great deal of consideration before implementation. I keep getting emails from security alert email lists mentioning issues with the Diebold election machines. The diebold machines from what I’ve seen are wayyyy to vulnerable to attacks and allowing voter fraud at this point. No matter what solution occurs though, I do think paper trails are good things that shouldn’t be removed!

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