that was french *voters* not french politicians !
Indeed, with the failure of the e-voting machines, voters
went upset forcing some local councils to ask for a
Those machines were sneakily introduced by local councils
(mostly from Sarkozy's party, pretty much like in the US
with some Bushists in fact), without conseil constitutionnel
(Supreme Court in charge of correct elections run)
seeing any problem in this complete re-engineering of the process !
But their members were all renewed by Chirac ...
There's been a funny interview in Canal +, of a local
right-wing council head (the one keeping Sarkozy's seat
warm in fact):
- jounalist: what is the added value of those machines ?
- head of council: well, we spare 3 hours for the results
- is that all ? 3 hours once per 5 years ?
- errr, yes.
- is not a bit expensive ?
- well, ... no.