No, I am seriously not.
the point wasn't in regard to how many times you can vote, the point is that people are not voting for the best candidate. they are voting based on what their "party" or social camp tells them.
Most people who watch the show, my wife included, can see Palin is not the best dancer out there. technically speaking, she is not the better person to be standing at the end of the day. but because of the push of "vote for our guy!" (or gal in this case) It's become, as is typical in any election, an "us or them" situation. The people voting couldn't care less who the better dancer is. They just want "their" dancer to win. period.
same thing with political voting.
People don't care about who the best candidate is, they vote for their party guy. Dems say vote for this guy and their people do. Reps say vote for that guy and their people do.
doesn't matter if the guy is a crook or a swindler or even an honest person. it's about being the party guy.
They get their community "vehicles" out using whatever "tools" necessary, ACORN, The internet social networking sites, whatever is accessible to not get the best person elected, but to get their person elected.
I was just using "Dancing" as a microcosm of this situation. and it bears fruit.
ad you missed the part of when I said the encryption on the data collection sites is good enough (though could be better), it's the data storage that is insecure. Those collected votes don't sit and stay on the website server you know. They go to those government computers that are hacked and re-directed every day.
both the hanging chads and redirected data have the same thing in common. it's human error and involvement (or lack of) that is the problem, not the technical things.