Perils of the Polling Booth: Machinations, Minutemen, Voting Machines
Don't know much about OpEdNews.com, but it came into my view today when I was searching for news on the Sequoia Voting Machine controversy.
There are a variety of campaigns to scrutinize these electronic devices, such as www.blackbox.org, and others. In particular, BlackBox is organizing people to go to their polling station armed with digital cameras and a notepad. (see our own Snap The Vote page).
There was considerable interest in HBO's "Hacking Democracy" which ran, I believe, last Thursday night.
This week alone, I watched Truth in the Booth: The Clint Curtis Story, Eternal Vigilance and HBO's "Hacking Democracy". I've been looking forward to seeing the HBO special since I heard about it a month or so ago. This was the most 'mainstream' offering of all and I wanted to see how the subject was handled.
Watching it, I had a purely visceral reaction: my mouth became quite dry and I began to shake slightly. This went on the entire time the show was on and for a while afterwards. My body was behaving in an almost primeval fashion, the old adrenaline-laden "fight or flight" survival mechanism was kicking in. While my head knows well that we're in deep doo-doo, my body was saying "we're way beyond that, sweetheart; this is really serious. Get ready to do something, and make it fast".