When I hear Bush, Inc. expressing confidence that they will win, I am remembering Florida electronic voting results that varied by miles from the polls of voters leaving the polling places.
The push for electronic voting that does not include an unalterable paper trail is frightening. If voters lose confidence in the integrity of the election process itself, we are entering a new and dangerous age.
What little I know of computer programming, I do not trust the integrity of electronic voting that does not generate an unalterable paper trail. It is just too easy to stick a line or two of code into a program that converts every fifth vote from Democratic to Republican..or vice versa, but the head of a number of voting machine companies is not on record saying, "I will do anything to elect Democrats" as he is on record of saying for Republicans.
The assumptioin that there must have been something wrong with exit polls statistics seemed no more valid than the idea that there was something wrong with the computer systems collecting the "actual" votes.
So, if you really want to be scared this Halloween, wake up in the middle of the night thinking about Bush and Rove confidence that their troglydite Republican congressional candidates will win no matter what the media polling indicates.
***Stay tuned. Have another cup of coffee. Take a deep breath.---Doug WIken