Friday, November 17, 2006

How to make votes count ... not.

Democrats and international friends of democracy, Malcolm maintains, should be keeping a eye on the shenanigans of Sarasota County, Florida.

Malcolm makes no apology for harping on about this scandal (for that it what it is). As he predicted last Saturday, the search for 18,380 missing ballots is going nowhere, because there cannot be a paper trail from the voting machines Florida (guided by Katherine Harris of ill-repute) installed to avoid another 2000 shambles.

The story of the recount is on the Miami Herald website. It should be required reading for anybody concerned about the reliability of the American electoral system, and therefore the whole basis of the "Free World". Is it not astounding that the two "swing" States, Florida and Ohio (for which see Chris Hitchens in Vanity Fair, March 2005), both are now shown to have voting systems consistently distorted towards Republicans?
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