...say it with me, "it doesn't mean they're not out to get you."
This will be discounted by the starboard side for many reasons: the publication in which it appears, the last name of the author of the article, that it's "old news" and "we need to move on for the good of the country."
But this intricately researched article concerning the 2004 presidential election and questions of voter fraud scared the bejeebers out of me.
Do I have any solutions? No...although getting Diebold out of the process might be a good start. Having verifiable paper trails might not be a bad idea. Standardized ballots wouldn't be out of the question. Independent election officials, rather than political appointees such as secretaries of state, running the process might be a way to go. Shoot, any thinking person sitting down for five minutes could think of a dozen logical ways the process could be more fair and allow every vote to be counted.
But that wouldn't be very expedient to the political process, now would it?