I was the first in the state of Alaska to telephone my senator about this issue, and this was before the Help America Vote Act of 2002 was passed. I was stunned that nobody had even contemplated the dangers of touch-screen voting; our state wasn't exactly squeaky clean in terms of vote counting.
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I am just disgusted at the selling of America, including the selling of our democratic processes. No code should be proprietary if it is used to count votes. As I see it, until the time comes when every citizen knows how to rebuild a computer, votes shouldn't be counted in any way that can't be readily verified by everyone.