Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Voting Problems

One of my personal pet peeves is the fact that legitimate concerns about voting problems and systems tend to be drowned out by people freaking out about perfectly normal and minor election day snafus. You know, having a couple of busted machines or a few misplaced or unrecorded voter registrations isn't evidence of some grand conspiracy to deprive the one true candidate of a victory.

That's not to say that minor snafus or improper election day activities shouldn't be reported, get attention, and hopefully be fixed. It's just that they aren't always evidence of corruption or a sign that our democracy is hopelessly broken.