When you wrote out your ballot or punched out little cardboard “chads”, what audit trail did you have? I’ve been voting for 43 years and I cannot recall ANY.
This is a bogus issue, IMHO.
What is NOT a bogus issue is the poor security for these machines when they are not in use. And THAT my friends is not the fault of Diebold or any other manufacturer, or the Republican Party, or even the Democratic Party. The poor security measures used to protect the integrity of voting machines when they are "between" uses is the DIRECT AND SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of your local Board of Elections.
SO IF YOU DON’T LIKE how your voting machines are being secured, don’t start a “Kos”-like crusade against the manufacturer – take your complaints and concerns to the next public meeting of the Board of Elections. And, if you don’t get satisfaction on your first attempt, keep on going back. Write letters to the editor. Find other like-minded voters in your area to join in the campaign.
In other words, quit waiting for the other guy to take care of a problem and get on it yourself.