Voting in Peril
October 20, 2005
Guest: Brad Friedman of The Brad Blog on how to manipulate voting machines to steal the vote in 2006.
OK, listeners. Here’s your homework for today’s show:
Knocking the Vote: Diebold says its voting machines are bulletproof. Hackers say otherwise.
For extra credit, an article from the San Diego City Beat
Links to articles courtesy of The Brad Blog
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Get the traitors of Traitorgate October 22, 2005 11:11 am
Get the traitors of Traitorgate
Dave G. October 20, 2005 7:44 pm
It will be more then we might hope for if this country endures the next 3 years. Another rigged election is not something we might survive. Thank you Mark for having Brad as a guest and thank you Brad for all that you are doing.
Jeff in Jersey October 20, 2005 9:47 am
Mark is definitely an expert for talking points on Voting issues in elections, so there is no doubt the broadcast will be lively and passionate tonight. I will not be able to catch it live, but I suspect he will mention the potential errors connected to electronic voting machines. And the crack research staff will no doubt find the recent news article that stated: “…senior executives of each of the top 3 voting machine companies (ES&S, Diebold and Sequoia, accounting for over 90% of voting machines in use) have strong Republican ties.”
I would ask how many people are considered “senior executives?”. What are the “ties” to Republicans? AND, if this is the main sticking point, then please name alternative voting machine companies that would be suitable to use. How do we implement a different strategy?
Back to basics folks. If you can define a problem, offer a reasonable solution. Political name calling and blaming is titillating but not really constructive, problem solving.
Damn, I am sure things will be heated tonight, can’t wait til catch the recorded playback.
Sean October 19, 2005 11:55 pm
There are a certain number of Americans out there that root for the home team. They view politics as a sporting event, and like a sporting event they have their home team. I remember a high school football game one year where our team scored a game winning touchdown. Home crowd was on one side, while visitors were on the other. There was a step out of bounds on the home side, that half the fans had to of seen. The ref did not see it and we went on the win the game.
Any guess how many students complained at school on Monday? You got it, none.
This kind of root for the home team attitude is killing America. When you stop voting for democratic reasons, you really stop voting. That leaves the balance to be decided by a very small number of people. That small margin becomes even more critical and susceptible to corruption.