Monday, November 06, 2006

Hacking Democracy, or Does It Matter If You Vote Democrat or Republican?

If you happen to live in a state that uses the Diebold touch-screen voting machines (or any of the other questionable machines), and you didn't do the smart thing and vote by mail, your vote will have no paper trail and can be changed without you ever knowing about it -- assuming it registers the vote correctly in the first place.

On the bright side, you can probably vote early and vote often, as they old joke goes.

For more information, check this out: Hacking Democracy, the full HBO film. The Diebold people tried to crush this film -- they failed.

No matter what side you are in this divided country, get your ass out there and vote. People who fail to vote have no right to complain about the government that represents them. A representative government is only as viable as the people it represents. If we do not vote, we deserve the government we get -- as has been in evidence for the last several elections.

On the fun side, I guess I'm supposed to be a Dem.

Your Vote Score: 16% Republican, 84% Democrat

You fit well with the Democrat party, and you should almost definitely vote Democrat this election.

In fact, you're so strongly Democrat, a political career (or at least some activism )may be in your future.

In reality, I've been an Independent for the last several years. Before that I was Democrat for quite a while, before that a Communist for a short time, and before that a Republican for a couple of years. Yep, a little schizo.

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