The software source-codes were secret, there was no paper record, and there was no parallel validation procedure for the centralized compilation of voting totals. To the repeated plea for validation, all that the voting-machine technicians could say is ?trust us? ? ?us? being partisan Republicans who built, coded, and operated the ?black box? voting machines. Aside from the now-familiar GOP retorts of ?get over it!? and ?don?t be paranoid,? the crux of the case of electoral legitimacy is ?they wouldn?t dare rig the election,? or alternatively, ?the Republicans have too much respect for our democracy to do such a thing. ?With much less provocation than this, the citizens of Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia demanded, and got, new elections, which reversed the outcomes of the corrupted elections. As most ?CSI? and ?Law and Order? viewers are well aware, in their search for suspects, detectives look first of all for ?means, motive and opportunity. ? The ?means.