I didn't find the documentary that compelling and, although I have concerns with electronic voting, I still have yet to see any conclusive evidence that it is inherently less accurate or fair than traditional paper balloting.
Their final test where they proved the vote counting could be modified with only a compromised memory card was pretty stunning. There's no conspiracy theory here...it's on tape. And how could you say that "it is inherently less accurate or fair than traditional paper balloting" since there's no way to verify it in the first place because there's no paper trail? Also, if they have a reason for re-count, officials only do a 3% random check...3%??? If that's not bullshit, I dont know what is!
After every election the left wing loons lose they scream election fraud. Broken record... We won't be listening.
If they have strong reasons to believe that there was election fraud, why not scream it? Afterall, it benefits every citizen when you do to make sure that their votes were not tampered with. Or how about when some citizens are not allow to vote? What kind of BS is that? OR how about when a representative from Triad Systems comes into a county board of elections office un-announced, worked on a tabulator computer without being asked and he then asked which precinct would be counted for the 3% recount test while working on the tabulator. Now why would the rep do all of that?
National exit polls showed Kerry winning in 2004. However, It was only in precincts where there were no paper trails on the voting machines that the exit polls ended up being different from the final count. According to Dr. Steve Freeman, a statistician at the University of Pennsylvania, the odds are 250 million to one that the exit polls were wrong by chance. In fact, where the exit polls disagreed with the computerized outcomes the results always favored Bush - another statistical impossibility.
Hmmm...the odds are 250 million to one that the exit polls were wrong? Those are pretty strong odds if you ask me. Anyone with a brain in his head would start to ask questions what ever you are a right wing loon or left. There's nothing wrong in "screaming" a possible election fraud when something doesn't smell good.
Anyway, I will be the first one to stand up against electronic votes as it's just too easy to manipulate and no paper trail to prove it wrong. Absolutely no way to verify possible errors or fraud. How stupid is that???
The problem is that the vast majority of citizens just dont care. They want it done with and move on which is one of the reasons why or if some people always get away with fraudulent acts.