Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
Thread beginning with comment 541604
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
kateline
Member since:
2011-05-19

Here's how complicated voting can be in the U.S. ...

Former president Geroge W. Bush got "confused by the instructions on his electronic voting machine and mistakenly cast a ballot he intended to discard." He voted for Obama by accident!

See "http://dailycurrant.com/2012/11/06/george-bush-accidently-votes-oba....

As for those Americans here who don't understand the "restrict the vote movement," you probably do not know any elderly people who don't have drivers licenses. I have a friend is an 85-year-old African-American female who no longer drives. It is a hardship for her to get a special photo ID from the state just for voting purposes. She is exactly the person those Republican politicians are trying to disenfranchise. There are many folks like her.

Make voting easy, make it accurate!

Reply Score: 2

Boldie Member since:
2007-03-26

From the the Daily Currant itself:

The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper

Q. Are your newstories [sic] real?

A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world


http://dailycurrant.com/about/

Reply Parent Score: 4

kateline Member since:
2011-05-19

My bad! Thank you for the correction. It's like The Onion, I guess.

Reply Parent Score: 1