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September 27, 2006

Oh Lord...

Take me now.

Senators Propose Funds for Paper Ballots to Back Up Electronic Ones

Three Senate Democrats proposed emergency legislation today to reimburse states for printing paper ballots that can be ready at polling places in case of problems with electronic voting machines on Nov. 7.

The proposal is a response to grass-roots pressure and growing concern by local and state officials about touch-screen machines. An estimated 40 percent of voters will use those machines in the election.

If someone asks for a paper ballot they ought to be able to have it,” said Senator Barbara Boxer of California, a co-sponsor of the measure with Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut and Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconson.

They should have left it paper to begin with, duh. But not punchy things that blind-as-a-bat 85 year old transplanted New Yawker ladies in Palm Beach can and do f*ck up routinely. Let's go uncomplicated and eezy cheezy, like here in Escambia County. It's called a BIG FAT MARKER and...a straight line.

Posted by tree hugging sister at September 27, 2006 11:20 AM


If they're too stupid to read a simple voting machine ballot, what makes you think they can read a paper ballot?

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at September 27, 2006 11:53 AM

But they get to COLOR IN THe LINES!!!

Posted by: tree hugging sister at September 27, 2006 11:55 AM

They should make it more familiar and recognizable, like a bingo card and stamper. Then the old dears would get it.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at September 27, 2006 12:10 PM

Um, dear, if I may quote myself: "I should think it patently obvious that someone who is to fucking stupid to work a punch card machine is too fucking stupid to color within the lines."

But then, my views on the subject are well known.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at September 27, 2006 12:33 PM

No matter what you try to make idiot-proof, a huge idiot will come along and screw things up anyway.

Posted by: Gunslinger at September 27, 2006 04:51 PM