Must read -- Brad Friedman's direct experience with failed election administration in Los Angeles

Posted on May 20, 2009
Brad Friedman of Bradblog voted yesterday in Los Angeles. His report showcases the ongoing problems with making our for-profit, private software work.

It's high-time for a national conversation about just who owns our elections -- and who's responsible for protecting voting rights. Despite the efforts of thousands of good eleciton officials and pollworkers, the current structure just doesn't work.

As I suggested recently, I'd like to see an initiative to take on the issue of outsourcing of our elections. Brad is an ally in that call to action, and as a start we should try to make sure more people out there can tell their stories to put this need for change on the frontburner -- and keep it there.

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