Conspiracy theories abound regarding why exactly we still haven't gotten this whole voting machine thing right. We aren't here to speculate on why we can launch rocket ships, yet can't count votes correctly, but we can tell you that the voting machine was perfected in the 1800s. After spending almost $100 million on new fangled voting machines, New York City was forced to retreat back to voting machines utilizing "technology first developed in the 1890s." Some people, like Dick Dadey, executive director of the Citizens Union, are against returning to old machines. Dadey said, "It's absurd that in a 21st-century New York, we would go back and vote on machines first used in the 19th century when Tammany Hall controlled the elections." Mr. Dadey, at least when Tammany Hall controlled the elections, you always knew who was going to win.