Friday, July 20, 2007

Screw The Voters: No Overhaul of Nation's Vote System until 2012 (at the Earliest)

Hey, Congress has only known for 6-plus years (at least) that our voting system is broken and that their constituents cannot be assured that their votes will be counted. How can we expect them to do anything to guarantee our most basic right under the Constitution in 7 or 8 years? What is the matter with us? Do we really expect our "elected" officials to give a damn whether or not we have a vote? Have we learned nothing in the last 6 years?

Can you imagine a bank operating like this? 'Sorry, sir. I can't guarantee that your deposit will go into your account. We're working on it. We should have the problem fixed in 10 to 12 years....'

Christopher Drew reports in a NYT Editorial:
"Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are slowing their drive to revamp the nation’s voting systems, aides said yesterday.

Under pressure from state and local officials, as well as from lobbyists for the disabled, House leaders now advocate putting off the most sweeping changes until 2012, four years later than planned...."

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