I really mean it. :-)
And, after you vote... ask them to *see* your vote so that you know it was recorded correctly. Revel in the blank look they'll have to give you. Then write to me and I'll put you on the list for the Class Action Lawsuit against the Department of State and Katherine Harris. :-)
Repeat after me: "A vote is a physical object." "A vote is a physical object." "A vote is a physical object." "A vote is a physical object." "A vote is a physical object."
But, anyway, *I'm* feeling really patriotic, now... I just spent almost 3 hours with some friends (whom I will not name) who are volunteer pollworkers in Pinellas County.
I was loaning them (and helping them set up) my "Power Box", a Rubbermaid bin containing about 400 ft of extension cords, 5 or 6 5-way power taps, a wall outlet tester, etc, etc, ad nauseum...
You see, the Pinellas Department of Elections apparently bought close to a thousand of these new-fangled touch-screen voting machines (you know, the ones that don't create a physical object, and... *how* exactly, again, do we know that no one snuck into the polling place over night and monkeyed with the machines?)... and didn't buy a thousand *extension cords*.
The lawsuits and press coverage Wednesday morning should be noteworthy... like Florida doesn't look stupid enough already.
And they had *plenty* of warning, all on the public record, that they were doing it wrong.
Is consciously interfering with the public plebescite treason? Treason's a forcible felony in Florida; you can shoot someone for that.