CNET has compiled a voter’s guide in order to rate which congressional representatives are the best and worst on technology topics before the November 7 election. The list grades the representatives in the U.S. Congress have voted on technology topics in the last decade. CNET reports that these results were surprisingly mixed, in the Senate, Republicans bested Democrats by a margin of 10 percent. However, in the House of Representatives, Democrats claimed a narrow advantage on tech-related votes. CNET rewarded politicians who viewed web sites and computer software as no more worthy of regulation that books and magazines–an approach that consequently resulted in lower scores for representatives who called for more regulatory laws. In order to create the scorecard, CNET selected 20 representative votes in the House of Representatives and 16 in the Senate. They then wrote a program that would sort and tabulate the approximately 10,400 individual votes cast. In addition, CNET also awarded points for votes for other favorites of the tech industry, such as anti-spam measures and renewing the research and development tax credit…