Today's winning letter to the editor appears in the Houston Chronicle, courtesy of Anne Sanders. She writes:
I read the Chronicle's Oct. 18 article several times on the replacement of punch cards with electronic voting machines and the instructions on voting machines. I hope that Harris County officials realize how many people in this county have never used an electronic machine in their life.
If people think there were problems before when people had trouble punching a hole through the paper vote, just wait until this election is over.
Electronic voting machines, for those of you who've never used one, are about as hard to use as light switches. Do we really want to have people voting who can't understand how to press a button?
Then again, that does explain how many politicians get elected.