The demise of touch-screen voting has produced a graveyard of expensive corpses: Warehouses stacked with thousands of carefully wrapped voting machines that have been shelved because of doubts about vanishing votes and vulnerability to hackers.
What to do with this high-tech junkyard is a multimillion-dollar question. One manufacturer offered $1 a piece to take back its ATM-like machines. Some states are offering the devices for sale on eBay and craigslist. Others hope to sell their inventories to Third-World countries or salvage them for scrap.
Turns out, the bricks on my back yard patio are pretty close to an embusen. I got enough time to go ahead and do all the Heians. Felt pretty good, after doing almost nothing for weeks. Maybe I can carve out a few minutes each evening.
The embusen is a bit too small, but the yard itself is just the right size overall.
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