Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Yes, Please

Remember the overtime-session, hanging chad, 2000 George W. Bush v Al Gore presidential election? Where it all came down to Florida – and Gore unsuccessfully sued to overturn the Sunshine State’s certification of Bush as its winner?

I remember. I was working on the Bush side of the ledger – in Austin, Texas. Part of the decade I spent living in the Live Music Capital of World. (Austin is nice – because it is so close to Texas.)

The hanging chads – left the Left going nuts. Well, it afforded the Left another opportunity to again demonstrate that they’ve all along been nuts.

They screeched about the antiquated paper ballots with the punch holes (partial punching of which resulted in the aforementioned hanging chads.) They demanded that these antiquated technologies be eschewed: “The academic study concluded that many of the mechanical and human problems experienced last November could be solved if counties eliminated punch cards and lever machines.”

So we nationwide spent hundreds of millions of dollars (or more) purchasing electronic voting machines. Then came 2004 – when Democrat John Kerry lost the presidency to incumbent Bush. More