PC World has an article in their most recent issue discussing the vulnerabilities of the electronic voting process. According to them, the presidential election can be hacked, to which I say, welcome to eight years ago. Rolling Stone exposed the theft of the 2004 election in 2006, and we've all heard Jay Leno belch a few hundred poorly-crafted "hanging chad" barbs since the start of the new millennium.
What can I say? Elections are stolen all the time. Sam Tilden lost the presidency to the milquetoast Rutherford B Hayes because of Republican carpetbagging and shady politics — and that was in 1876. Diebold, ES&S, and their contemporaries are just another link in a long chain of corruption and fraud. Why else would this country pay top dollar for proprietary software and buggy equipment if not to fix the outcome?
Open-source software with verified paper trails are available for free and would provide a safe and accurate vote. No wonder we're not using them.