From the AP, via AccessNorthGA:
Outgoing state Rep. Cynthia McKinney railed against the state’s electronic voting machines Saturday, calling them “severely flawed” for their inability to provide a paper trail for each vote.
“I call on (Secretary of State Cathy) Cox to give Georgia voters a choice not to vote on electronic machines and get absentee ballots,” she said. “We need to get to a different system or else we can’t trust the one we got now.”
While McKinney, who blamed the machines in the loss of her House seat in the July Democratic primary, had previously hinted at plans to challenge the legality of state voting laws, she ignored a reporter’s repeated questions about those plans Saturday.
In a small room packed with reporters and supporters in suburban Atlanta [Editor’s note: apparently none of the reporters were assaulted by her bodyguards this time], McKinney introduced a slate of activists who demanded officials get rid of electronic machines they claimed are open to _ and possibly designed for _ electoral fraud.
“If we fail to do that, then we surely have a threat to our democracy,” McKinney said, adding her office received complaints from all over metro Atlanta from people who said they felt their vote hadn’t been counted.
Yes, she’s still an incumbent, and yes, she has the right to say whatever she likes. However, it’s patently obvious that voting her out won’t keep her from chasing the limelight — and last time she lost an election, she bounced back to win the next.
So, any predictions on the future — short or long term — of lame-duck Representative Cynthia McKinney?