'Scientific American' Blasts E-Voting
Vendors are Undermining the Structure of U.S. Elections
A VotersUnite report on the current situation
and how to reclaim elections — in 2008 and beyond.
by Ellen Theisen, Co-Director, VotersUnite.Org
August 18, 2008
Read the report (pdf)
As we approach the 2008 general election, the structure of elections in the United States — once reliant on local representatives accountable to the public — has become almost wholly dependent on large corporations, which are not accountable to the public. Most local officials charged with running elections are now unable to administer elections without the equipment, services, and trade-secret software of a small number of corporations.
August 21, 2008
Lou Dobbs - private companies running voting
ELLEN THEISEN, VOTERSUNITE.ORG: Elections should be accountable to the people and run by public officials who are selected by the people to run them. So when that's handed over to private vendors, these public elections are no longer public.