Echidne gets advance wind of a new Harper‘s magazine article that supposedly gives evidence that there was a lot—a lot—of funny business with the vote-counting in the 2004 election. Was there enough funny business that the election could be considered “stolen”? I have no idea—the article’s not out yet. (Even if the election was stolen, would it even matter? The Democratic Party seems perfectly content with their minority status, which, after all, makes it easier to go on vacation, no?) What is very clear, though, is that this paper trail-less Diebold nonsense has to end. The Century Foundation has a new report on reforming the election process that deserves to be read and distributed far and wide. This shouldn’t be a debate that falls along partisan lines, although we all thought the same thing about torture and that expectation didn’t exactly pan out.