Oh Great And Powerful Wahl-O-Mat…

Tell me who to vote for. But computer says no!

Wahl

It’s odd. Germans seem to really love this goofy computer program that tells them how to vote. Now they’re upset because a German court has shut it down (temporarily?) because smaller parties feel they are at a great disadvantage here (which they are anyway because they are smaller parties). The “Vote-O-Mat” only allows the user to select up to eight parties for comparison purposes and this hurts the really tiny and the really wacko ones.

And this before the big European elections next week! OMG who’s going to tell me who to vote for now?

Das Gericht begründete den Schritt damit, dass man auf der Seite seine politischen Auffassungen nur mit dem Programm von bis zu acht Parteien abgleichen könne. Das sei eine Benachteiligung kleinerer und unbekannterer Parteien.

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3 responses

  1. I would vote if somebody I trusted would tell me who to vote for. Unfortunately, no such person has appeared. And no, I’m not going to research the candidates and the issues. That is an endless and thankless task. It’s like wading through a trench full of garbage thinking that eventually you will get to the end of it, but you never do because the trench is circular. You eventually end up where you started, so you’ve spent all the time and energy and gotten exactly nowhere.

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