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Update from Paul Lehto at the WeCount2006 Conference

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Cong. Kucinich wows Cleveland We Count conference with fantastic speech, introduces bill for Hand counted paper ballots with precinct posted results in presidential race, H.R. 6200. (basic info below). From speech, text of bill sounds ideal. Text of bill not available for a day or two.

Additional discussion and coverage of Kucinich announcement and new bill HR 6200:

Title: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to conduct Presidential elections using paper ballots and to count those ballots by hand, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced 9/27/2006) Cosponsors (19)
Latest Major Action: 9/27/2006 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
COSPONSORS(19), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 9/27/2006
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 9/27/2006
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 9/27/2006
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 9/27/2006
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 9/27/2006
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 9/27/2006
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 9/27/2006
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 9/27/2006
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 9/27/2006 Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 9/27/2006
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 9/27/2006 Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 9/27/2006
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 9/27/2006
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 9/27/2006
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 9/27/2006
Rep McKinney, Cynthia A. [GA-4] - 9/27/2006
Rep Solis, Hilda L. [CA-32] - 9/27/2006
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] - 9/27/2006
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 9/27/2006
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Paul Lehto practiced law in Washington State for 12 years in business law and consumer fraud, including most recently several years in election law, and is now a clean elections advocate. His forthcoming book is tentatively titled DEFENDING (more...)
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