The Right has put us on notice – they are going after us on every front. They have not only declared a victory; they have declared a mandate. The fact that Bush won with a smaller margin than any sitting president is not stopping them – as they are getting better and better at making everything up out of whole cloth.
In the spirit of free information flow and transparency in Democracy, academics in the Open Voting Consortium are now assisting in the drafting of engineering standards for open source and public domain election systems that generate a voter verifiable paper step. OVC compliant systems will use mostly off-the-shelf hardware and will belong to the communities that use it. The consortium needs support and visibility.
There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war establishing an open democracy.