I live in Florida, and have experience first hand the problems with touch screen voting machines. If you’ve never seen the movie Hacking Democracy, I urge you to watch it now. It’ll make this story a whole lot more troublesome to you.
Or you can bury your head in the sand the way most of the country seems to be doing.
From the State of Delaware’s Elections website with 100% reporting:
Verifiable Paper-Based Absentee Results:
CASTLE: 54.7% – O’DONNELL: 45.3%
Unverifiable Election Day E-Voting Machine Results:
CASTLE: 46.7% – O’DONNELL: 53.3%
This is a huge story that no one in the mainstream media is touching. Brad Friedman joins me at the top of today’s show to talk about the seriousness of this problem.
We’ll finish up the first hour with Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and World Food Prize laureate–the Nobel Prize equivalent for food and agriculture, who’ll tell us about one of the most important issues facing our world today – hunger!
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release their annual poverty report, which is expected to be the worst since they first started recording the data in 1959. Scary, huh? And the Republicans are holding up tax cuts for the lower and middle class for a massive giveaway to the wealthiest among us. Nice.
Dr. Beckmann will also tell us about the September 20 – 22 summit of world leaders at the United Nations to assess progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)- 8 interrelated goals developed to improve the lives of the world’s poorest populations by 2015. With the deadline fast approaching, progress has been mixed.
In hour two, after a news update from the Talk Radio News Service, we’ll have our regular Thursday get-together with comedian John Fugelsang, who has some first-hand insight on the 41-year old virgin, Christine O’Donnell, to share with us.