There are some political problems that defy easy solutions -- the rise of extreme partisanship, or our broken campaign finance system, for instance. But it should not be difficult to rally our elected leaders to remedy an eminently fixable problem threatening our democracy.
The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?
If foreign governments can hack into U.S. government and defense systems, why would anyone think that foreign interests couldn't also hack into U.S. elections? It's important that we start talking about these risks because a "hack attack" could happen sooner than we think.
The question is how can we improve this technology to bring our polling places and voting experience into the 21st century? And how do we pay for this technology?
Even if we count votes by hand, there will be mistakes. How can we have confidence in the results?
Electronics are great. But we need a paper trail.
There's mounting fall-out from reports, first broken by The Free Press, that a Mitt Romney-linked company owns the Hart Intercivic voting machines used in key counties in Colorado, Ohio and other states. The stories have stoked new fears about a "stolen" election.
Who are we to believe? Which Mitt is it? When I heard a busload of Bain Sensata workers, whose jobs had been outsourced to China were coming to New York City, I decided to find out for myself.
A flood of articles about these realities seems to indicate the theft of our elections has finally taken a leap into the mainstream of the American mind.
Such that the Joe Miller campaign can help attain the much-needed transparency through a full reconciliation of all ballots cast in his state's U.S. Senate race, he'll be doing a service for his voters, and all voters alike, as well as for the cause of democracy in these United States.
I just returned from voting in the primary election -- for the first time using the new, federally mandated, three-step paper ballot optical scanner vote counting device.
The United States' largest voting equipment vendor just bought the second-largest, Diebold. 120 million registered voters live in jurisdictions using one of these two companies' systems
The never-ending Republican War on Voting continues apace, with new smears against Democrats and Senate candidate Al Franken for alleged voter fraud in the razor-thin race against Norm Coleman.
Millions of people who wanted to vote either couldn't vote, were kept from voting, were tricked out of voting, were tricked into voting the wrong way ...
'm trying very hard to keep from gloating inwardly about Al Franken's plight, since, from Election Day, 2004, he has always pointedly denied the evidence of fraud by the Republicans.
For kids, Election Day offers something even more exciting than candy and toy stores: tiny, secretive areas where they get to push buttons for a stick...