"Wherever Diebold and the other most well-known voting machine company Election Systems & Software (ES&S) go, irregularities and historic Republican upsets follow. Alastair Thompson, writing for scoop.co of New Zealand, explored whether or not the 2002 U.S. mid-term elections were “fixed by electronic voting machines supplied by Republican-affiliated companies.” The Scoop investigation concluded that: “The state where the biggest upset occurred, Georgia, is also the state that ran its election with the most electronic voting machines.” Those machines were supplied by Diebold. ES&S and Diebold would later merge and now count about 80 percent of all U.S. votes." Columbus Free Press, Bob Fitrakis, 10/31/13.
Do we really have elections any more, or do we all participate in a charade, a massive vote-flipping fraud to hand our country over to the right-wing? There is no question that the republican party nationwide has very publicly engaged in voter suppression, but the real question arises about the very private, massive, nationwide election fraud perpetrated by the right to engage in what amounts to a political coup. The part that astounds me is just how easy it has been. The very validity of our system of voting has been placed beyond any serious investigation, including the ease with which our voting machines can be hacked to flip votes, whether it be by the republican right or by the Russian state to ensure the election of a weak-minded idiot who thinks the sun shines out of Putin's ass. Jill Stein has just learned the hard way just how resistant to investigation our voting machines, and thus our system of elections, have become. Heads in the sand is the order of the day, as the right-wing marches rampant over the will of the people of this country by fraudulently flipping votes.
So, by all means, let's investigate our voting system to determine the validity of our elections. Right now, it does not look much like a democracy, but a passion play designed to both install the far-right and mollify us that we have actually democratically chosen them.