My, my, my... How non-partisan to identify yet another GOP favoring programming or hardware error as only an "error." This time it is a seconds long delay between voter input and the ES&S iVotronic's posting of data as "problems with a smoothing filter," possibly affecting data entered into fields at the top of the monitor in the Sarasota Jennings/Buchanan race last November.
And that's supposed to be IT? I don't think so.
Our good non-partisan friends apparently have the patience of Job, and I admire their intentions but I must say that while the best minds in our voting integrity movement seem committed to remaining non-partisan, the rest of us who are compelled to be less detached in our approach to this issue must wonder: It was a long ballot. Why the error with THAT particular race? Is it really just bad luck again?? Really???
Well I'm not buying it, and neither should you, good readers. Does anyone have an idea how many machine or software errors in elections have occurred around the country favoring GOP candidates? I bet you that 99% of them fell to the GOP. That's statistically impossible if it's really chance, but they do. Check the hundreds, perhaps thousands of errors documented on DRE systems around the country (thanks mainly to John Gideon's Daily Voting News) and note that results after errors nearly always favor GOP candidates.
Over a period of years truly random errors should be just that: Random. But they are not. And because errors continue to yield results that are anything but "non partisan," it's time to draw some conclusions and act before it is too late to repair the voting system for 2008.
Let's cut to the chase. Why not enlist some of these politically fired Republican U.S. Attorneys to look into this? That could be non-partisan, right? Let Congress oversee, investigate and evaluate. If indicated lets indict and prosecute, and where possible Convict.
And lets remember that if felonies are being committed that have affected our elections, these offenses adversely affected our government in a time of war.
And that, my friends is Treason, which should energize the congress to even speedier action, and promulgate such serious penalties that no one ever feels it is worth cheating in elections again. We can do this.