Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Terminated Vote: Rise of the Machines

We all know that anyone who questions the flawlessness of Diebold electronic voting machines has to be a conspiracy nut, so let's all ignore the LA Times report that Arnold Schwarzenegger -- the freaking Governor of California -- was turned away by the electronic voting machines:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up to his Brentwood neighborhood polling station today to cast his ballot in the special election — and was told he had already voted.

Elections officials said a Los Angeles County poll worker had entered Schwarzenegger's name into an electronic voting touch screen station in Pasadena on Oct. 25. The worker, who was not identified, was testing the voting machine in preparation for early voting that began the next day.
Don't worry about Arnie though:
The poll worker told the governor's staff he would have to use a "provisional" ballot that allows elections workers to verify if two votes were made by the same person. McCormack said the poll worker did the correct thing.

The governor, however, was allowed to use a regular ballot.
Yep, another Republican man of the people.

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