So, I started reading a book called "Imperial America - Reflections On The United States of Amnesia" by Gore Vidal and I ran across a fairly freaky section on voting and elections. He's mostly speculating but his basic gist is that these new fangled electronic voting machines make it far easier to steal an election! I guess the technology is proprietary so, if there's a question as to the validity of the final tally, only the company that made it is aloud to check it out and they don't have to tell anyone what they find. They could just basically go: "Uh, yeah, this looks right to me." I'm probably not describing it very well but, it's a little freaky in a crazy conspiracy theory kind of way.
At times Vidal's writing is a little over my head but so far the book is really interesting if a little depressing at times. He builds a very strong case to support his theory that our elections are pretty much bought and paid for which is, like I said, pretty damn depressing.
It's a new book and definitely worth checking out.
5 years ago