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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

“Hotel Minibar” Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines

by Ken Newquist / October 4, 2006

Now doesn't this just instill you with confidence in our new fangled voting system?. Kind of makes me long for the days of the hanging chad. Wired had it right a few years ago when they published a back page "relics of the future" shot that had a validated voting receipt indicating when, where and who you voted for. Any system without a paper trail is setting itself up for disaster; any system that lacks a paper trail and transparency in its operation (as is the case with Diebold) is looking at a voting apocalypse.

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If I were Batman, what I would do is access and tamper with the voting machines so that they favor my enemy. Then when he's elected, I'd sue and have the machines examined, getting my enemy thrown out of office.

This would both discredit the electronic voting and my enemy all at the same time. And of course anyone who would speculate that I would be behind the incident would be a "crazy conspiracy theorist"! Everybody wins! :)