Please Be Confident in Electronic Voting
The Sacramento Bee has an opinion piece today by Paul DiGregorio, illustrious chair of the US Election Assistance Corporation, which is not on the paper’s website. The thrust of the story is that rumors of defects in the electronic voting equipment will discourage voters from participating in the elections.
This stance is interesting in two respects. First, he implies that people should be confident in the same voting machines, which have performed so poorly — except, perhaps in pushing elections in favor of Republicans. Second, the Republicans have been going out of their way to discourage participation.
My sense of irony is overwhelmed.