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Thread #75217 Message #1350973
Posted By: Little Hawk
08-Dec-04 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: Help! The computer ate OH & FL votes!
Subject: RE: BS: Help! The computer ate OH & FL votes!
If there is any WAY to cheat on voting results and get away with it (theoretically, I mean)...it WILL be done. By either Republicans or Democrats. It will. Depend on it. Computerized voting machines with no paper trail are a marvelous opportunity for cheating. All you have to do is purchase someone's services to alter the softward to change the result. That someone can either be at the top echelon of the company which manufactures the voting machines...or part way down the chain.
To imagine they would NOT try to cheat under such circumstances would be naive. To imagine that everyone in the companies making the voting machines and software is so honest and morally upright as NOT to be willing to accept a payoff for arranging such cheating would be even more naive.
There simply HAS to be a verifiable paper trail on every vote cast in an election. And, believe me, even that leaves room for cheating, because paper ballots can be forged, "lost", or destroyed.