Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

November 17, 2003

by V

A half-serious proposal

I sometimes think that the most useful application of George Soros' money would be a hostile takeover of Diebold and other voting-machine makers.

Then he could direct the production of reliable, verifiable voting machines with audit trails.

Everyone would be better off. (Except the head of Diebold.)
Posted by V at November 17, 2003 08:22 AM

I read somewhere that would be pretty expensive, even for Soros.

But, even if he could do it, the media would spin it horribly. Instead of noting nowthat rightwing Republicans control our voting infrastructure, they would freak out then that a Democratic-sympathizer was trying to take over our wonderful voting system.

They did this exact thing on the issue of campaign finance. Nobody blinked when Dubya declined to participate in the system, but the media caught a case of the vapors when Howard Dean opted out and accused him of killing campaign finance reform.

There are, quite emphatically, two sets of rules -- one for Democrats and one for Republicans.

Posted by: J at November 17, 2003 09:25 AM

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