Friday, November 03, 2006

Live free or Diebold

I cast my ballot today, the last day of early voting here in Nevada. Now, when I ignore those campaign commercials this weekend, I have a very good reason.

One thing I forgot to do was check around the voting machine for a manufacturer name. It had a touch screen, and printed a paper copy so that voters can review their choices. This tells me two things: (1) technological tampering is less likely; and (2) Nevada isn't regarded as a swing state.

If voters like me have their way, soon you won't be allowed to smoke cigarettes inside most Nevada buildings, but you can smoke weed outside of them. Where's my Mary Jane, girls?

55 Fiction Friday leaves no vote counted.

The voting machine conglomerate had long ago caved to conservative interests. Interestingly, the technical support team had a secret affinity for blue states.

As expected, the Republican Party carried the day. Slightly more surprising were the names of the victors: Dick Cheney, governor of Ohio; Karl Rove, senator of Missouri; Jack Abramoff, representative of Pennsylvania...


Quinn said...

This might be one of my favorite (non-erotic) 55 Fictions... glad to have you back.

We vote by mail here in Cascadia. I'm done.

DevilMacDawg said...

Your voting machine was a Sequoia machine. When Mr. Mac was heavy in the election game, he actually went to Clark County to observe your machines in action, because they have the Voter-Verified Paper Trail option attached. I find those somewhat more credible than the scary Diebold machines that Ga has.

DevilMacDawg said...

Oh, and your fiction isn't so fictional at all. This shit is scary.

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