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"Hack the Vote" is the name of the article in the April Vanity Fair. It is written by Micahel Schnayerson.

Have you read it yet?

It is frightening expose on the the electronic voting machines being installed all across the country.

"Glitch-prone and vulnerable to hackers, the electronic voting machines that will be in nearly every state this November make hanging chads look benign. Outraged by the secrecy and political ties of the companies behind them, one woman has mounted a crusade against what she thinks may already be happening: untraceable fraud."

it is a scary read and if you noticed some votes that 'disappeared in Minnesota" last november and Georgia.. and who "Won"...WELL, if you have a strong constitution, read it.


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My very awesome 90-year-old grandmother opened my eyes to the very same article.


All I can say is we're all in the handbasket at this point, headed towards that hot, hot place...

Time to act up, people!!!
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I feel like throwing up. What a sad world...

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My very awesome 90-year-old grandmother opened my eyes to the very same article.
This is truly remarkable that she is onto this article.

I am hoping more will take up this cause and issue. These voting machines should NOT, NOT be in place.

it is awful.


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http://www.verifiedvoting.org

Verified Voting is an organization that advocates voting that creates a paper trail so votes can be verified and recounted.

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This is truly remarkable that she is onto this article.

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Tracy, she rocks my world. Nana marched against this war when she can barely walk, and claims that if there were a raging grannies group within a hundred miles, she'd be a card-carrying member. She is an activist inspiration, and has been as long as I can remember. (She helped me draft an anti-nuclear proliferation letter to Reagan when I was in the third grade!)
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A little blurb from the article courtesy of Dougsimpson.com :

"this is a story of good intentions gone awry, of Congress bamboozled into thinking the machines were ready when they weren't, of county and state election officials softened over lavish dinners into endorsing one kind of machine over another, with some later induced to take jobs at voting machine companies. And like most American stories its about money -- big money, $3.9 billion, showered on the states to buy the machines, and buy them fast." Vanity Fair, April 2004, p.158.

It's the issue with the "Pirates of the Carribbean" goddess on the cover. The magazine has so much fashion BS in it, but the writing is often superb.
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I'm glad here in OR it's all mail in... Sure there can be some irregularities with the post office, but that's why I always drop mine in the designated box at the library on election day!
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