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Resigning EAC Commissioner Advises Audits for all Elections

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EAC Commissioner Martinez Resigns & Advises Audits for all Elections
by Warren Stewart, VoteTrustUSA - April 10, 2006

Commissioner Met With Election Activists On Saturday

Commissioner Martinez' Letter of Resignation

The current vice chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Ray
Martinez submitted his resignation to President George W. Bush this
morning. Mr. Martinez' resignation will become effective June 30,
2006. He cited family considerations as his primary reason for
stepping down and lauded his colleagues at the EAC and the agency's
staff for their continued work on behalf of the nation.Martinez had
been recommended for nomination by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle
(D-SD) in 2003.

On April 8, Martinez had met with election integrity activists
participating in a VoteTrustUSA leadership workshop. The Commissioner
graciously and diplomatically fielded a barrage of questions from
leading election refom advocates from across the country for well over
and hour. The questions were challenging and well informed and
reflected the growing crisis facing our democracy.

The day before he spoke at the VoteTrustUSA workshop, Martinez had
presented a paper at a colloquium in Princeton, NJ. The paper
presented four solutions to what he called the"alarming erosion" of
American voter confidence following the last two presidential

As reported on

"One of the most alarming trends in our country is the continual
erosion of voter confidence in the accuracy of our tabulated results,"
Martinez said.

"The 2000 presidential election has adversely affected the opinion
of the average American on our electoral process. "Since then, voter
confidence has continued to trend in the wrong direction," Martinez
added, "and it's unlikely to fade any time soon." At the top of his
list was the idea that every state perform a regular election audit to
determine that the administration of elections is fair, impartial and
consistent with voter intent. The results of these audits should be
widely dispersed.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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