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The Kudzu Effect: The Voting-Industrial Complex chokes our democracy
by Sheri Myers, Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
January 6, 2008

Computerized voting, promoted by an interlocking cabal of political operatives and vendors is strangling American democracy, like the parasitic vine of the Japanese kudzu plant. According to Election Data Services, almost 80% of all voters in 2006 voted on electronic voting machines or optically-scanned ballots nationwide. Less than 1% of voters in the U.S. used traditional hand-counted paper ballots.

What has caused this meteoric rise in computerized voting and vote counting where proprietary secrets destroy the transparency of the election process? A massive public relations campaign by a handful of strategically placed individuals has peddled computer voting as the high-tech wave of the future.

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SLM is an activist/writer devoted to restoring Democracy in this country. She is coauthor of "Cheated!" a graphic novel about the Ohio 2004 election

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