November 22nd, 2003

Bad News, Good News.

The New York Times reveals that antiwar rallies are now being infiltrated by the FBI:
"What the F.B.I. regards as potential terrorism," Mr. Romero of the A.C.L.U. said, "strikes me as civil disobedience."
This is the same FBI whose bullet-matching technique may have wrongfully convicted hundreds of people.

On the other hand, California's secretary of state has announced that they will be requiring a voter-verified paper trail on all electronic voting machines by 2006. More details from Ed Felton, Wired news, and the LA Times. And Dennis Kucinich has now joined the Diebold protest. It's nice to say that a US Representative and presidential candidate agrees that Diebold's cease-and-desist letter to me was over the line.