FoxTrot by Bill Amend for October 29, 2006
Jason: Like my Halloween costume? Peter: What is it? Jason: I'm a touch-screen electronic voting machine. Computer experts have been warning for years that these things can be easily hacked, and without a paper trail, there's no way to verify the vote counts weren't tampered with. Now, here we are nine days before elections, and reportedly one-third of all jurisdictions will use them. Seriously, can you think of anything scarier? Peter: Jason, most people don't care about this stuff. Jason: Hmm. That was a pretty good answer.