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September 22, 2004

Pentagon blocking overseas voting website

The International Herald Tribune has this infuriating yet unsurprising item:

"In a decision that could affect Americans abroad who are not yet registered to vote in the Nov. 2 presidential election, the Pentagon has begun restricting international access to the official Web site intended to help overseas absentee voters cast ballots."

Apparently, the site "keeps getting hacked." I can't decide under which case we are the more fucked: if the Pentagon can't build a reasonably secure and available website, or if they think we're all so stupid that they can get by with an abuse like that.

Because really, the soldiers who are fighting and dying don't deserve the right to vote. If they want to vote against Bush, clearly they hate America. Why do our soldiers hate America?

More to the point, why does the Pentagon administer this program at all?

Posted by jay at September 22, 2004 09:40 AM | TrackBack
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