Election Day Blues

Election Day Blues

Let the Voting, Election Day Blues Begin.... (B.B. King Fire Up The Guitar) 

Why does it seems like voting has become harder than taking a calculus test hungover? 

It seems like a very simple process becomes a calculated mess. This morning colleagues of mine went in the polls to vote and experienced some machines not working properly, machines completely out of service, extra long wait times and I just recently read that in Pennsylvania some polling machines have been switching the vote from President Obama to Mitt Romney (how convenient). The government can track down Osama Bin Laden but can't figure out a better system to voting??!!! This is ridiculous.

At this point, that is called cheating and in school when you cheated on a test , what were the consequences? You either had to take the test over or you got a big fat F (another word for disqualified). In my opinion, when incidents such as machines not working or even crazier machines switching votes there needs to be consequences and repercussions.

My suggestions: 1. Extend voting for another day or two. Why, you ask? Once it has been determined that there's  a problem with the machines then there needs to be a period where the problem can be fixed accordingly assuring that there isn't any confusion. Extending the voting days also eliminates long wait times.

2. Anyone caught cheating automatically loses. It's simple! Listen up Bush this includes you. If you've found a way to manipulate the system so you can win, then the best way to show you is have you lose so you won't think about pulling that crap again. If you make an example out of one person I bet that would subtract all the nonsense.

3. Change the way we vote.  I am sorry but every election that comes around I always say "There has to be a better way". I can not believe no one has come up with something. For goodness sake, Americans praised Steve Jobs for inventing the Iphone but I would have licked his butt if he pioneered a new way to vote. Ok maybe I would not have licked his butt, nevertheless, you to understand my enthusiasm behind someone pioneering this new system.

4. Get better machines. Which seems like a weird suggestion even though I am the one suggesting it. The reason I say it's weird is because the machines have not been used in what....4 years so why in the world should they be malfunctioning or not working? Why would we even need better machines if they've been inoperable for so long.  Unless someone is using them at home to play Atari, I do not know why each year we're dealing with the same issues.

At the end of the day, if you're not going to play fair then do not enter the fight. Ohhhh I got the Voting, Election Day Blues! (B.B. King Cut My Music..)

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