I’m cautiously optimistic about the upcoming election. It’s looking like Barack Obama has a commanding lead over John McCain, and states that would normally have been battlegrounds, like Pennsylvania, are now solidly in the Obama camp. But after two, back-to-back, possibly jiggered results, little has been done to correct (read: ‘throw away’) the voting machines that could be used to steal the election.
And just in case you’re curious as to whether or not your vote is likely to be flipped for McSame, take a look at DVICE, a site that has created an interactive map of potential election stealing. Though here again, I’m cautiously optimistic. Of the 8 states that Real Clear Politics lists as ‘toss-ups’ only NV with its paltry 5 electors and IN with 11 make heavy use of ‘Diebold Flippy-vote‘ or other electronic voting systems. Even if McSame were to also grab Virginia (now leaning toward Obama), he’d still have a very long way to go.
Of course, the sad part of this is Democrats having to bank on a commanding lead in order to overcome the twin disadvantages of GOP vote supression and potentially subverted voting equipment.