Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Our Voting System Is Dangerously Flawed

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Our Voting System Is Dangerously Flawed

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The logic in the Dec. 8 editorial "The Election's Over" wanders along a meadow path in the first paragraph only to stumble and plunge over a cliff to perish on the rocks below in the final sentence. You go from the indeed baseless concern about people voting multiple times to the completely different issue of remote interference with election software.

While the recount effort started with widespread distress at the outcome of the election, the very process itself has revealed a more basic problem: that our Pennsylvania electoral system is dangerously flawed. The focus here is that our entire system -from the software, to the means of transferring the software to the machines, to our inability to perform a meaningful recount, to the attitude of those in charge -makes our elections untrustworthy. …

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