This is the first of what I hope will be semi-regular newsletters on the struggle to ensure that voting equipment produces a "voter verifiable audit trail".... I am convinced that any solution to the voting machine problem is going to require major and sustained grass roots pressure.
Magical thinking about computers strikes again, and this time may adversely affect our entire government system. This issue is far, far more important then it seems, and it's an uphill battle just to get people to understand that. Warning: The newsletter is a depressing read.