An Independents View of Election Day
In addition, early on, I usually think very carefully about a candidates campaign structure - are they getting money from lobbyists? Are they essentially telling the truth? I can easily check up on any candidates finances, not so much how much they have but rather where its coming from and how they are spending it - I use the center for responsive politics, opensecrets.org .
However, what I really get into on election day, is basic fairness. I am leery of touch screens, and I am a technologist. Therefore I hope I have put emphasis on the striking reasons why we should monitor the entire process. Diebold is or was storing storing their votes database in an open, easily password-cracked MS Access .MDB file. We can fix those things through legislation. But there is still something you can do to keep them fair.
I work to make sure every vote is counted properly. I am going to Video the Vote.
So. Its not so political, is it? Just work. Thats what I will be up to, tomorrow, at my Local Church and polling precinct. If the election is counted fairly, we all win. If anyone cheats. We all lose. GOP. or DEM. I guarantee you, however, McCain will not win unless every single vote is counted fairly.
And neither will Saxby. Tomorrows Senate Election , in GA. is going to be extremely close.