Evidence Mounts That The Vote May Have Been Hacked.
I don't want to cry wolf, but I think it is worth verifying. If President Weed really won this election, then I guess he deserves his "mandate" to do whatever the heck he wants to the planet, but if there were bugs in the new high-tech gadgets we use to count votes, then we all need to stop, take a deep breath, and commit ourselves to fixing the bugs.
If we plan to spread democracy and freedom around the world, then it would help if the countries we are trying to save have some confidence in the system we apply here at home. Saddam had an election once and won 99.9% of the vote, but we all know how many candidates were on the ballot, and what happened to the 0.1% who dared to not cast their vote for the obvious choice. Russian Dictator Joseph Stalin once said "Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." I never believed much in polls, but find it funny that Weed took so many states where the exit polls indicated otherwise. It also bothers me that the machine jammed when I inserted my own ballot. Machines have bugs, and without paper audit trails on some of them, how can we ever verify?
All the more reason to vote with our purchases to make the changes we want. More on that in my "Putting Money in Our Mouths" post.