Well, San Diego and the rest of CA has voted. They didn’t vote yes on the bad ones, but the didn’t vote yes on the good ones (79, 80) either. San Diego was a bit disappointing, as we were hoping for Frye and Remy. Hopefully the new mayor and district 8 candidate will serve us well, and not try to pass off the same lame government.
I’ve followed electronic voting with interest these last few years. As implemented, I see it as a major threat to the US. Diebold has attempted to convince CA that nothing bad will ever happen, electronic voting is foolproof, and there is no reason for a paper trail. Thatï¿½s why I was so amused to see this in the LA Times:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up to his Brentwood neighborhood polling station today to cast his ballot in the special election ï¿½ and was told he had already voted….McCormack said she apologized to the governor’s staff and would investigate what happened. She said nobody actually voted for Schwarzenegger in Pasadena, and the governor’s votes today will be counted… “This is someone who breached our protocol and was playing around in advance of the election,” she said.
Doesn’t it make you feel all warm and fuzzy?