Here's my reply:
Correction re: your 11/29 editorial "Election Night mustn't be election nightmare." It's not about election night, as you'd have us believe. It's about getting a transparently accurate count of the voters' will, however long that takes – to avert another 4 years of nightmare of shredding every American value for freedom, decency, and life.
Dimora was wrong.
We'd be in excellent hands with Cuyahoga's current BOE weighing in on presidential outcomes - IF they weren't hampered by the likes of Diebold-Premier.
More true a statement is "God help us if our next president is decided by any secret software, able to be undetectably manipulated from inside, produced by irresponsible, power-wielding, private voting machine vendors" - which describes them all, according to four years of media-non-covered, expert reports that preceded Brunner’s questionable testing.
It’s Brunner’s coddling to vendor and political interests, even in her delayed, hush-hush “testing,” that’s put us in this ’08 bind. Instead of decertifying much earlier, now she may use the bind, to ram through another round of grossly expensive, taxpayer-paid, undemocratic, inoperable “solutions.”
Citizen over-sighted, hand counted paper ballots is the only solution, until any machine counting our votes is first proved to citizens both workable, and transparent.