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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
I highly recommend that everyone reading this take the time to read Lowell Finley's "Testimony to Senate Committee on Rules and Administration"[see below]. It is excellent. // The New York Times editorializes, "It is good news that Ms. Feinstein has called for the federal investigations - and that she is pushing a bill to require paper trails nationally. As long as there are no paper records, and voting machine manufacturers continue to insist that the software that runs the machines is a "trade secret," voters cannot be expected to trust that votes are being counted correctly. The leadership in Congress needs to focus on making sure that Ms. Feinstein's paper-trail bill becomes law, along with a companion House measure from Rush Holt, Democrat of New Jersey." We need to add that we hope that Senator Feinstein will fix the varied problems that are in the Holt bill. We don't expect that she will ban the use of DREs though we encourage her to do that and we cannot support any legislation that does not include that ban. We do hope, however, that she fixes audit language that would allow a county to easily skirt the bills requirements; language that squelches the use of alternate, low-tech voting systems amongst other; and the co-opting of "paper ballot" when the legislation uses that term to describe what is really a voter verified paper audit trail. These are only three of a short list of items that must be addressed. ...
NAtional: Testimony to Senate Committee on Rules and Administration LINK
NAtional: Editorial - Making Democracy Credible LINK
NAtional: Banned Voting Machine Test Lab Given More Time to Fix Problems by Friendly Director of U.S. Election Assistance Commission LINK
NAtional: The Flaws that Need Fixing in Holt's HR811 LINK
NAtional: Submission to Feinstein Hearings On Election Rules LINK
NAtional: A push for paper trails in voting machines LINK
UT: Legislator proposes presidential preference poll LINK
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