like many of you, i've been following the advent of computerized voting. the question i have is why this is a partisan issue at all? why is it that at every level, federal, state and local, it is always republican officials who resist, block, and prevent requirements for paper trails of votes and methods to ensure software security. am i just being paranoid? these "officials" label anyone who raises these concerns as "left-wing activists" and declare it is all about trust. democracy is not about trust. it's about counting the votes.