Tuesday, November 13, 2018


We have a manned space station circling the earth; GPS that tell you your location anywhere in the world within a couple of feet; computers you can talk to and can answer back; robots replacing workers in factories; space probes that can circle the moons of Saturn and send back data; wrist watches that can tell you your heart rate, deliver you text messages and make phone calls; My little Tom-Tom GPS can guide me to any address in Canada or the United States; we have cell phones with apps that have unlimited capabilities; we have cars that can drive themselves; and we are within ten years of unbelievable artificial intelligence… 

And I had to stand in line for one hour to feed a paper ballot into an antiquated scanner when I went to vote.

This is ridiculous in a time of advanced technology.   We should be able to register on line and select a secure password and identifying data; and then on voting day fill in our ballot online on a secure government network.   A super computer should be able to spit out the results by the voting deadline.   

The know-how and technology are available.

And Hand Counts?   You’ve got to be shitting me!

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. Vote by mail, it's quick, it's easy & it works.
    Plus when it's all said & done there is a paper ballot can can can be counted again.

    I have gotten spam from myself before... secure is one thing the internet is not.

  2. If that could happen I would be all for it. But a secure government web site? Nah. That's like having a unicorn in your living room as a pet. It ain't gonna happen. Our government doesn't think like that. They're still in the 1950's

  3. Sorry, but you are completely wrong. It’s electronic voting that is the threat to democracy. Computer votes can very easily be subverted through simple programming by malign actors. Paper ballots can at least be validated. I am sure ballot boxes can be stuffed but the potential scale for fraud isn’t the same.


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