Paper Ballots…eh?

I was watching last Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.  I used to listen to his shows on my iPod but now I get HBO (in HD!!) so I can watch his shows live on Friday nights!!  On this particular episode he had Michael Moore as one of his guests.  Now I’m not a huge fan of Michael Moore’s work, but I don’t hate it either.

Michael was talking about the upcoming election and the various voting systems available in the U.S.  When Bill Maher asked what precautions could be taken to avoid “ballot fraud”; Michael’s answer surprised me…he suggested the U.S. should move to the Canadian system…PAPER BALLOTS!!  I was shocked because I thought we were in the Dark Ages up here with our antiquated paper ballots.

I just goes to show you, sometimes “Out with the old – In with the new” doesn’t always apply.

I wonder if the paper ballots were created with recycled paper???

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