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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ehrlich Wants Paper Ballots For Nov. Vote - washingtonpost.com

Ehrlich Wants Paper Ballots
Ehrlich said that, if necessary, he would call a special session of the Maryland General Assembly to change the law to allow paper ballots. But Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) dismissed the idea of a special session, saying elections officials should focus instead on fixing the current system.

"We paid millions. These are state-of-the-art machines," said Miller, who called Ehrlich's announcement a political ploy to energize his Republican supporters.
Political ploy? Maybe. Ehrlich is certainly enough of a douschebag to do just such a thing. But regardless, we of the blogs have known for a while that Diebold machines are crap. They are incredibly easy to hack -- you can watch a video of how it's done on Youtube. They are unverifiable. They are unsafe, and undemocratic.

Federal elections in Canada use paper ballots. We should, too.

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