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And now, The Drudge Report has a story regarding 12 voting “smartcards” missing in Tennessee:
Political insiders have expressed alarm after 12 voter smartcards have gone missing from one Shelby County, TN early vote location!
The cards are used to activate electronic voting machines.
The polling place started out with 25 cards. By Wednesday, 11 were missing, says an eyewitness.
The location was given 5 more smartcards on Thursday.
And another card went missing!
Someone possessing a smartcard could use ‘off the shelf equipment’ [equipment that reprograms the card] and alter it to be used multiple times, and cast multiple votes.
One concerned insider explains: “Shelby County Board of Elections has been notified. They said is was ‘not a big deal’ because, they said, the cards are deactivated. But the reality is, you can buy the equipment at computer stores to reactivate them. It’s on the Internet how to reactivate the cards!”
Once again, I feel like using a few expletives to show my derision towards electronic voting. I’d like to leave my print on a few politicians, if you know what I mean…