Electronic Voting Machines Are Stupid

The use of electronic voting machines is a crime against reason.  There is absolutely no good excuse for adding this level of complexity to voting. 

Check out this video where a West Virginia County Clerk explains how people should make sure they machines are working properly each time they vote.





He's trying to make the point that there is no specific fraud switching votes for Obama to votes for McCain.  I'll give him that. It's not a McCain conspiracy to steal votes...

But think about but what else he's saying...  "After you vote you need to make sure the machine didn't fuck up your choice!"

What?!?  Are you kidding me?  Are they really suggesting that the people who were incapable of punching out chads or filling in a bubble on a piece of paper are going to be able to figure out that a touch screen is not calibrated correctly?  Yes, that is what they are suggesting...

And if you believe them, I have a bridge to sell you...  On second thought, forget it, you're too stupid to own a bridge. You might hurt yourself with it.

I'm a fan of tech but this is perverse.  Turn off the machines, and draw up a simple paper ballet with big font.  If you don't have enough, go to Kinkos and have them make you 100,000 copies of a blank one.  At least we'll have an auditable paper trail.