I ADMIRE those standing out in the cold to publicize the fact that our electoral system is broken, but I think the reporter's angle was misguided ("Group holds fast to Kerry cause with Beacon Hill vigil," City & Region, Dec. 29).
The focus was on Kerry supporters and their fight to allow him to be president. What the Coalition for Election Fraud seems most concerned with, as are tens of thousands of Americans, is making sure everyone's votes count. There are now several legal challenges to certifying the Ohio vote, including one joined by the Kerry camp based on allegations of a voting machine company rigging the recount.
With privatized electronic voting controlled by secretive Republican-leaning corporations, voting software that is pathetically hackable, widespread voter suppression, minority voter disenfranchisement, avowedly partisan secretaries of states, and this year's suspicious exit polls, perhaps there should be a lot more people out in the streets.
This isn't about Kerry. It's about something more important.