Category Archives: Voting

Convincing The Unconvinced: The Tactical Effects Of Voting

As prelude, I fully intend to vote for Clinton, even though I was a Sanders supporter in the primary (so, for Intelligent Designer’s sake, don’t yell at me by proxy). What I’ve noticed is that there are quite a few … Continue reading

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More On Hacking The Vote

And I don’t mean hack in that positive lifehacking sense. I’ve written many times before about how, during the 2008 and 2012 elections, both in the general and Republican primary, there appears to be a pattern in multiple states, wherein … Continue reading

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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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