Holmes: Hacking the vote
By Rick Holmes/Opinion editor
MetroWest Daily News
Posted Jun 17, 2012 @ 12:39 AM
Many questions hang over the 2012 election. What will the unemployment rate be, and will it hurt Barack Obama’s prospects? How will Mitt Romney hold up in one-on-one debates? How will both candidates bridge the enthusiasm gaps in their parties’ bases? Who’ll control Congress? Will Scott Brown or Elizabeth Warren carry the day in Massachusetts?
Here’s one Democrats are asking: Will new state actions requiring photo IDs for voters, purging voter rolls and restricting voter registration drives hurt their candidates?
And here’s one almost no one wants to think about: Will the private companies who build and handle voting machines steal the election?