Great News Everyone!
The US League of Women Voters at their Minneapolis June Summer Convention adopted a resolution that all voting systems should include voter-verifiable paper ballots which should be the official ballots and used in independent hand-counted audits of election results
Utah's League of Women Voters Executive Director, Sandy Peck, wrote this account (See item #4 on page #10):
----------- BEGIN LWVUS RESOLUTION -----------
The LWV adopted a resolution on voter-verifiable paper ballots directing that the LWVUS position on Citizens' Right
to Vote be interpreted to affirm that LWVUS supports only voting systems
intent, that the voter can verify while in the process of voting;
that is used for audits and recounts;
that can be used by an independent hand count to verify vote totals;
that can be used in routine, published audits in randomly selected precincts in every election
-------- END LWVUS RESOLUTION ---------
Utah's Utah's LWV Executive Director Sandy Peck seems, from her written comments, to agree with Utah's election officials' and Diebold's story-line. i.e. that guarding voting machines would prevent fraud and that independent audits (hand counts) to check electronic accuracy would be too inconvenient.
I have studied graduate level computer science and I trust what expert computer scientists say, so I am keenly aware that there are dozens of ways that votes could be manipulated right under our noses without raising any suspicion by simply inserting a memory card used to hold votes, or attaching to a voting machine or tabulator for less than a minute, etc. In the course of conducting elections, no one would even be aware that the election was tampered with without independent audits.
62% of delegates to the US LWV Summer Convention voted to put an end to unaudited US voting systems which currently give insiders utter freedom to tamper.
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