Electronic voting machines: Friendly technology or doom machines?

Can vote tampering be all the easier with electronic voting machines? Absolutely, according to the New York Times Magazine cover story from Sunday. Since Nevada has the only machines with a paper trail (and we saw accusations of voter tampering with machines in Ohio during the last presidential election), the threat is real.

So what can we do about it this late in the game? Turns out, Congress is considering an emergency stop-gap measure next week that would require paper ballots. Moveon.org has a petition and is urging folks to get in touch with their representatives to force action on this issue.

Hell, it’s only our next president folks! And no matter where you fall in the political spectrum, this election is going to mean change because there is no incumbent, so it matters to everyone.

In fact, let me help you out. All the contact info you need and then some, after the jump.


Sen. Harry Reid:

Phone: 202-224-3542
Fax: 202-224-7327
Toll Free for Nevadans:
1-866-SEN-REID (736-7343)

Sen. John Ensign:

Phone: (202) 224-6244
Fax: (202) 228-2193
TDD: (202) 224-7638

Rep. Shelley Berkley:

Phone:(202) 225-5965
Fax: (202) 225-3119
Toll free: (877) 409-2488

Rep. Dean Heller:

202-225-6155 (Office)
202-225-5679 (Fax)

Rep. John Porter:

Phone: 202-225-3252
Fax: 202-225-2185

Or better yet, why not contact those presidential candidates who are members of Congress? Sen. Clinton, Sen. McCain, Sen. Obama, Rep. Paul.

— Emmily

One thought on “Electronic voting machines: Friendly technology or doom machines?

  1. I’m so glad I don’t need to worry about that in my area. We’re entirely absentee voting. No need to show up at a polling place at all. Makes things so much simpler.

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