By John Gideon on 3/18/2007, 4:16pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

In the words of Dale Carrico in his blog “Amore Mundi” on the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies website:

Champions of electronic voting machines often tout their benefits for differently enabled citizens in particular. Although concerns about the underaccessibility of old voting systems are certainly legitimate (and overdue), too often this rhetoric of improved accessibility has actually functioned as a way of deflecting growing criticism of the extraordinary insecurity of many of the actual systems that have been put in place across the country.

Pushing a rhetoric of enfranchisement for the differently enabled, corporate hucksters and partisan hacks have facilitated disenfranchisement for all, pimpling over the electoral landscape with easily hackable machines that provide no paper trails, systems that can be stealthily manipulated and are incapable of recount should problems arise (even in jurisdictions where such recounts are mandated by law).

That item, and many more, linked below...

  • NAtional: Differently Enabled Americans Call for Election Systems Featuring Both Accessibility and Security LINK
  • NAtional: Election scorecard proposal gains momentum LINK
  • FL: Secretary of state's goal: No more elections embarrassments LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County – Columnist - Did vote warning just slip her mind? LINK
  • MS: NAACP to host voter empowerment campaign LINK
  • NJ: State voting machine probe focuses on a single vendor LINK
  • NJ: So That Voting Is More Than A Crap Shoot
    Engineer says gaming expertise could help safeguard elections LINK
  • NJ: Computer engineer: Monitor electronic voting like slots LINK
  • NJ: Bergen County - SCI requests county voting machine files LINK
  • NY: Oneida County - Delays hamper purchase of voting machines LINK
  • NY: Westchester County - Elections officials may get $28G raises LINK
  • OH: Professor Testifies to Congress LINK
  • PA: Presidential primary date could change LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Faithless public acts LINK
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