How Do You Feel About Electronic Voting?
Call me Old School, but I have a sense of dread about the confidence we may lack in election results tallied on electronic voting machines.
Most of you probably have a far deeper footing in the computer culture than I do. My 23-year-old son lives and breathes by his internet connection, so much so that when he moved to California he would park for hours outside a nearby hotel in order to filch off of their wi-fi connection until his could be activated. (Dylan's blog, in case you're interested, is at http://laphotoassistant.blogspot.com/ ) Dyl scoffs at my shaky faith in computers, but I've kicked my share of towers when glitches and gremlins gnarled my system. How many of you, for instance, find Blogger seamless?
So why does everyone assume electronic voting is going to solve our electoral dysfunction? I find myself absorbed by the conspiracy theories, how Republican-controlled manufacturers will rig the results. Tell me why I'm wrong. Educate me.