Who can prove next Tuesday’s “winners” really won?

The Faith-Based Vote
In many of Tuesday’s closest races, states will use those same old, suspect voting machines.
By Brad Friedman

You probably believe Delaware’s U.S. Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell defeated Mike Castle in the state’s August GOP primary. You may be right, but you can’t prove it. The only thing that can be proved is that Castle trounced O’Donnell by about 55 percent to 45 percent in the paper-based absentee-ballot count. On the touch-screen voting systems used on Election Day, however, O’Donnell is said to have defeated Castle by almost the same percentages, reversed. But there is no way to verify that result.

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1 thought on “Who can prove next Tuesday’s “winners” really won?”

  1. Making mslyef listen to PRI on the way to work, it occurred to me that some of the Tea Party is social conservative and some is libertarian. Along with a scattering of miscellaneous nuts, this mixture doesn’t seem likely to hold together very well in the long run. It will be interesting to see whether the less taxes folk or the more moral than thou group become the leading force, and what happens as a result.

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