Sunday, May 21, 2006

Why is the Media Downplaying Our Voting Scandal? link to Common Dreams article

"Why do so few of our TV “journalists” and political reporters seem interested in all the questions that have been raised about the integrity of our voting system?
Voting is at the heart of our democracy. Billions of dollars are spent...."

Seems unrealistic to hope for a return to democracy. We are stuck in an unwarrented and unwanted war, yet while many of these related painful realities of what the Bush regime has cost us, have begun to be openly discussed, our democracy still seems a taboo subject.
"Aviel Rubin, a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University, did an analysis of the security flaws in the source code for Diebold touch-screen machine. After studying the latest problems, The Times reported Rubin said: "I almost had a heart attack. The implications of this are pretty astounding."
"Worse still, the Congress is burying reform measures with scant media attention. Chellie Pingree, president of Common Cause, writes: "What is Congress doing? Nothing. Right now HR 550, The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act the bill, which would take care of these problems, is languishing in committee. The bill has 186 cosponsors, more support than most bills voted on in the House."

Who would have thought; a year after the Verified Voting Lobby Days,there are still so many (republicans) are actively fighting against our DEMOCRACY!

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