April 11, 2007 at 00:17:10
We have not only lost the secret ballot, but the creation of vast databases that tie voter ID to the actual votes is ALREADY ENABLED. This is not speculation and it is not a "maybe." It is in place right now. This is extraordinarily dangerous.
The reason we have not realized this already is because the voter privacy is
lost THROUGH THE CONNECTION OF TWO PRODUCTS, which are designed to be used together but are demonstrated and sold separately. When either product is pitched individually, the secrecy of the ballot is in place, but when the two products are used together, it automatically creates a mechanism for the United States government to see how you voted, and worse, convert your private vote information into databases to combine with other information to create personal profiles and tracking.
Here's how it works, and this is ALREADY in place in my state:
Wednesday, April 11, 2007