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03 November 2006 @ 07:20 pm
Don't Panic, But Maybe Worry  
Some things I maybe should have posted as they came across my horizon, although only the last is actually constructive (which is what prompted this):

An interview with a Rice professor on election security posted by paracoon, someone I went to college with in Houston. Interestingly enough, he talks a lot about two of the three states I've lived in, namely Texas (where I went Rice -- obviously expected that) and Colorado (where I live now, which was somewhat unexpected).

A couple of posts on Ars Technica about the same topic -- they don't paint a pretty picture, but if you'd been paying any attention at all, you shouldn't be expecting one.

Finally, something you can do about it.
In the mood: worriedworried
Now playing: Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 1 - 7. Passepeid I + II
Dustybigmog on November 4th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
It's very simple actually. Vote with absentee ballots.
Douglas Triggs: cateyesdoubt72 on November 4th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not particularly worried about my vote in particular -- I'm much more worried about the modern equivalent of a bunch of dead people voting. There are always a lot of people trying to game the edges of the system (which shouldn't be that surprising, given the stakes involved), and there's no reason to make it easier. Not the mention the problems that can result from a lack of confidence that election results are accurate and fair.

That said, I wouldn't mind switching to the all-absentee system that Oregon (or is it Washington? Or both?) uses.