Of all the fascist attacks on Democracy by the criminal GOP in 2012, this is by far the worst, Treason by Voting Machine, the Privatized GOP Vote Theft.
Democracy cannot allow the public vote counted in private. That is exactly what is happening with any voting machine or tabulator of scanned ballots. How these machines count the vote is the private secret of the GOP-backed and Romney-owned corporations that make them, with no public oversight. Evidence of tampering and fraud is overwhelming and growing. We are begging the GOP to Steal This Election. This is insane.
All three components of the e-voting process are pre-programmable and hackable: the voting machine, the data cards that store results to be tabulated, and the tabulators themselves, which are also used to count scanned paper ballots.
Vote-flipping of up to 10% has been proven by an NSA analyst, confirmable by anyone.
Mainstream media is ignoring the proven wholesale theft of elections by GOP voting machines.
Chuck Todd silences MSNBC and covers for the GOP by declaring this all conspiracy garbage. Who's he working for?
A lawsuit has been filed in Ohio over the recent secret patches installed on ES&S machines, but that's not enough.
SECRETLY PROGRAMMED ELECTRONIC DEVICES CANNOT BE USED TO RECORD OR COUNT THE PUBLIC VOTE. Technology cannot be trusted when it is secret. Is this not obvious?
The public vote must be counted by the public.
There are two obvious ways to accomplish this.
1) Immediate full disclosure, expert analysis and audits of ALL voting hardware and software. It is the people's right to know how the vote is counted. This will be utterly refused, leaving
2) HAND COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS as we've done for 200 years.
Hurricane Sandy Opportunity
We have time to demand paper ballots in the states Sandy has damaged; NJ has already ordered them but they are useless if not HAND COUNTED.