Is American democracy dying?
Having seen numerous documentaries / reports - from sources more reputable than Michael Moore - I believe that the 2000 election results were questionable and it’s arguable that Gore should have been the President.
My girlfriend and I watched the movie * Uncounted * recently and were particularly taken aback by the claim that a number of polling stations had nothing with which to register the vote save for a computer and its program.
We were both shocked that there was no physical record of the votes except the printout from the computer at the end of the night - a printout that can only be verified by checking against the memory of the computer that printed it
I’m Canadian and everytime that I have voted I have: gone into a cardboard cubicle, marked an X on a piece of paper, folded it as per instruction and placed it in a box. The box was right in front of at least two poll-clerks plus scrutineers from the various parties.
This isn’t a “partisan” question because I’m not “partisan” - I’m a bystander. I’d really like to know what the state of American democracy is.