Sunday, January 13, 2008
Nancy Tobi: Need To Eliminate Secret Vote Counting
We Need To Eliminate Secret Vote Counting, Not A Recount
By Nancy Tobi - Saturday, 12 January 2008, 12:41 pm
Democracy for New Hampshire
New Hampshire's primary delivered a "surprise" upset victory to Senator Hillary Clinton, contradicting all pre-election poll predictions and even the facts on the ground, which showed Senator Obama with a strong lead and enthusiastic overflow crowds at every New Hampshire appearance.
Political pundits in the corporate media and citizen journalists in the Blogosphere alike are all asking the same question: What happened in New Hampshire?
It's pretty easy to see what happened in New Hampshire: We had an election in which 81% of our ballots were counted in secret by a private corporation, and this resulted in an outcome that is called into question.
That's what happened.
No recount is going to change this. What will change this is to get rid of corporate controlled secret vote counting in our elections. Read more.