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Diogenes: [cmsimg.indystar.com image 615x410]Black people and a hippie with a ponytail? Of course the machines failed.
serial_crusher: Diogenes: [cmsimg.indystar.com image 615x410]Black people and a hippie with a ponytail? Of course the machines failed.FTFA: The cards had been reset using a demonstration voting machine, instead of an actual machine, causing the problem, Richardson said.Human error is not evidence of a robocalypse, and from the looks of things it's probably not a human-originated conspiracy unless the black guy was involved in it (ok, maybe the shady white dude in the trench coat)
FizixJunkee: The greater good.
Marine1: You know what almost always works?Paper ballots going into a scantron machine.But OMG COMPUTORZ.
gingerjet: Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence
fruitloop: FizixJunkee: The greater good.Where's my super suit?
Jim_Callahan: Marine1: You know what almost always works?Paper ballots going into a scantron machine.But OMG COMPUTORZ.Um... scantrons fail as often or more often than most forms of electronic voting. Punch-card readers fail significantly more often than either. Also, a scantron reader is a computer, numbnuts.These are, in fact, one of the reasons that we've been switching to computerized ballots, along with irregularities in the procedure being easier to identify and track and there being a better, albeit less literal, paper trail (stick some extra paper ballots in the box? No one will ever know. Alter the numbers in a machine? "File last edited on:"...).