We cannot allow the government to conduct another election using closed source voting applications, developed by private companies. There is simply no advantage to relying on a private company to develop a voting machine. There are literally thousands of open source programmers that would be more than happy to work together towards the development of a completely transparent standardized voting application -- just ask the regular audience of readers on Slashdot. The source would be available online for all to view -- Any security holes or logic flaw will quickly be noticed, and taken care of. There will no secret backdoors, and we can rest assure that the no voting fraud will take place. An MD5 hash of the final application code would be available on a public server, which would be used to verify that every machine had the original copy of the source code. In short, a national standardized voting machine is the ideal application for open source technology.
WE CANNOT ALLOW CLOSED SOURCE VENDORS TO PROVIDE VOTING MACHINES FOR THE ELECTION!
(Especially when the CEO of the company is a known supporter and contributor to one of the candidates)
It seems inevitable that we will continue to move towards depending on computer voting. If so, the need for reliable open source development is unquestionable.