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Thursday, April 5

It can happen there.

France is introducing paper trail-less electronic voting machines and people are concerned. As they should be.

“We have doubts about the reliability of these machines,” Gilles Savary, a spokesman for Ségolène Royal, the Socialist Party candidate, said in an interview. “I don’t want to lecture America. But we don’t want France to fall into the same Kafkaesque balloting as happened in the United States.”

Indeed. This is what happened in America. Everyone woke up one morning and realized the similarities between the voting machine debacle and a Kafka novel- we had huge debates though over whether it was Kafkaesqueness of The Trial or The Metamorphosis.

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