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October 29, 2006 1:05 AM   Subscribe Election Consultants "provides unparalleled results by focusing on the outcome rather than the process. Using state-of the-art technology, we overcome the challenges of competition and ensure election results for our clients." (To make it even more evil, it's Flash-based) A food-for-thought satire or something more? When A reporter called the site's 800 number, the person who answered "said that he had been contacted by representatives of about 30 political campaigns to date." (I'm thinking sting operation to catch dishonest idiot politicians. Whad'ya think?)
posted by wendell (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm sure this is a dupe, although I can't prove it... Maybe I saw it on metachat.
posted by delmoi at 1:09 AM on October 29, 2006

posted by sfts2 at 1:13 AM on October 29, 2006

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:15 AM on October 29, 2006

Blazecock, one of the authors of that paper, Ed Felten, is quoted in the PC World article. Take a look.
posted by ryanrs at 2:19 AM on October 29, 2006

Ars Technica just had a thing on this too: How to steal an election by hacking the vote
posted by amberglow at 5:49 AM on October 29, 2006

...the fine print: "Guarantee does not include precincts that use non-electronic voting equipment."
posted by taosbat at 6:14 AM on October 29, 2006

Can This Machine Be Trusted?
posted by taosbat at 6:38 AM on October 29, 2006

This machine kills liberals.
posted by psmealey at 7:40 AM on October 29, 2006

U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties

That, to me—especially being the top headline on the Drudge Report right now—is absolute proof that the Republicans are going to steal the elections.

Look, they'll say, we caught those commies trying to fix the election for the Demmycrats! Luckily, we caught this in time.

It's their modus operandi: take what is your own problem, and blame it on the other guy. Bush is a draft dodger, so we'll question Kerry's military service. We're the ones who're connected to the owners of the voting machines, so we'll pretend it's the Democrats who steal votes.

This headline killed any hope I had left.
posted by interrobang at 10:40 AM on October 29, 2006

"EXCLUSION: guarantee does not include precincts that use non-electronic voting equipment"

(at the bottom of the text located on the top right of the page)

And indeed, the repugs ARE going to suddenly develop official doubts about the validity of the landslide they'll be buried under. That's the reason why Sludge and his ilk have suddenly become interested in the accuracy of voting machines. They didn't give a shit in 2004, but all of a sudden it's a subject of interest? Yeah, right.
posted by clevershark at 11:08 AM on October 29, 2006

Eewwhh! I had no idea Drudge and I had a link in common. I'm going to take a shower.
posted by taosbat at 11:13 AM on October 29, 2006

"...dishonest idiot politicians."

posted by spazzm at 7:00 PM on October 29, 2006

Doubly so even.
posted by clevershark at 10:04 PM on October 29, 2006

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