end of the republic

I'm really sort of suprised that the Chuck Hagel voting machine story hasn't been getting more play. This is something that is fairly obvious and easy to understand: if there's no paper trail from the ballot machine, you don't know who you actually voted for. If there's no exit polling, there's no independent check on who people think they voted for.

I was saying things like this, half in jest, after the recent elecetions, when Maryland used touch-screen machines for the first time. I'm still not sure who I voted for; I only know who I intended to vote for.

I am sure that I don't like the touch screens. I am sure that the situation sucks.

I'm not sure about how to go about starting to change it.