I just finished watching this totally excellent documentary about BlackBoxVoting.org on HBO called Hacking Democracy, and the trouble with secret computerized vote tabulating.

My first thought – Diebold uses Microsoft Access for vote tabulation? Seriously?

My second thought – the documentary clearly lays out why this should be a bipartisan issue about the accuracy of our election processes, not partisan. Anyone who thinks that elections should remain as secretive and unaccountable as they are now has an agenda.

This is a fabulous documentary, with some actual video evidence of malfeasance. They even demonstrate and document how to steal an election without leaving a trace. Everyone, regardless of your economics, should see this. It next airs at noon tomorrow (4 Nov) on HBO2.

There is a solution.

Tagged with: