Category Archives: Voting

Maybe Now, We’ll Take Electronic Voting Hacking Seriously?

This column by Bruce Scheier raises a very good point about the November elections (boldface mine): Even more important, we need to secure our election systems before autumn. If Putin’s government has already used a cyberattack to attempt to help … Continue reading

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District Primary Endorsements

Since the powers that be ignored my suggestion that D.C. hold the first Democratic primary, there’s really only one item on the ballot worth discussing: the At-Large Member of the Council (which sounds kinda porny). The most important thing is … Continue reading

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Obama’s SCOTUS Appointee Opposed Congressional Representation For D.C.

But what’s voting rights among friends, amirite? Locals will remember one of Garland’s most famous rulings: the 2-1 decision against D.C. in the Alexander v. Daley case in March 2000, which sought to extend full voting rights in Congress to … Continue reading

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We Will Never Know If Electronic Voting Compromises Elections: Democrats Should Worry About This

I hate writing about this since, on the one hand, I sound like a tin foil helmet type, but starting three years ago, statisticians realized that there was something very weird happening with electronic voting (boldface added): …this pattern [a … Continue reading

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We Need an Early Urban Primary

I’ve argued that with so many rural states, we need an urban one–that would D.C.: If you’re a progressive, liberal, leftie, what have you, you probably favor pro-urban policies such as mass transit. You’ll note that most of the ‘little’ … Continue reading

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Abortion-Wielding Light Bulb Vigilantes Have Turned California Into a Deathscape

Or something. Exhibit #eleventy gajillion in the final stages of the devolution of T.R.’s Bull Moose into Glenn Beck’s Prion-Infested Condemned Cow: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in … Continue reading

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In Which I Don My Tin Foil Helmet

Three years ago, I stumbled across a paper by a mathematician who noticed something very odd in the 2012 primaries: …this pattern [a consistent pattern favoring Republicans that trends upward as the number of votes cast in a precinct or … Continue reading

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