Monday, October 23, 2006

Integrity of Voter Database Compromised

ABC News is reporting that the Chicago Voter Database has been hacked making it possible to change voting records for hundreds of thousands of Chicago voters.

This deliberate hacking for publicity is another sign that the unprecedented incidence of voter irregularities during the last two national elections has reduced tolerance for trust in the American electorate.

In the late 1980's, voting irregularities in elections for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention destroyed trust among Baptists. In the early 1990's most moderate and progressive Baptists left the SBC and formed the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Secession is not an option for moderate and progressive Americans. That means that tensions will probably continue to escalate in national elections until election officials assure that elections are verifiable and fair.

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