Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Where there's smoke there's fire

I always said that if there was vote tampering going on with those electronic voting machines, somewhere a programmer or two knows all about it. Finally, one has come to light with allegations that he created just such a program on behalf of a leading Florida Republican in the months before the 2000 election. He testified before a Democratic House Judiciary Committee Monday. From what I've read so far on the story, however - it's still going to be a pain in the ass to get proof of any actual wrongdoing since any malignant code on the machines would have definitely been patched/replaced after 2000. As for 2004... we had tens of thousands of lawyers out there. Couldn't one or two have filed a court order in suspect precincts to have the machines *themselves* taken into protective custody in order to check them for tampering?

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