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    Electronic voting had NOTHING to do with the mess in Ohio in 2004. Nad. Zilch. Zip. I can feel my blood pressure rising as I write this for the thousandth time but ALMOST NO COUNTIES IN OHIO USED TOUCHSCREENS IN 2004. I think it was 7 or 8 out of 88. I really need to look it up, but this zombie lie kind of makes me nuts. It was after that election that former Ohio secretary of voter suppress ... I mean STATE ... Ken Blackwell decreed that counties buy new voting systems (with specs written to favor Diebold, not, I believe, to help them teal elections but because Blackwell probably still owned stock in Diebold — "probably" because he refused to release his tax returns when he ran for governor in 2006).

    2006 was the peak election for touchscreens in Ohio, and they almost immediately started falling out of favor. Cuyahoga's were gone by 2007; we had paper ballots when I was a poll worker in November 2007 and March 2008. I heard that Summit County (Akron) sold theirs for scrap.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:58:58 PM PST

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