Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
In an article on BradBlog, Ellen Theisen of VotersUnite.Org challenges "anyone to put forward an actual disadvantage of amending Representative Rush Holt's bill (HR 811, "The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007") to ban electronic ballots. With a few moments' thought, I can list four "bad" things (which opponents might anticipate) that such an amendment would NOT do and thirteen good - actually, critical - things it WILL do.
"I claim that an amendment banning electronic ballots has LOTS of advantages and NO disadvantages - for our country and its democracy, anyway. And I challenge anyone to think of a democracy-serving reason why NOT to amend it. "The bill won't pass with the amendment" doesn't count. I'm looking for a genuine disadvantage (for democracy, not for the voting equipment vendors)."...
NAtional: A Challenge to Opponents of a Ban on Electronic Ballots
Seeking Just One Democracy-Serving Reason to Keep DREs Allowable Under the Holt Bill
Any takers? LINK
NAtional: Are Voting Machine Purists Standing the Way of Reform? LINK
FL: Secretary of state gets marching orders from Crist: No election fiascos in Florida LINK
FL: Sarasota County - House forms task force on Florida's 13th district LINK
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