To answer my own question to attorney Mark Adams about how the Committee on House Administration violated the law in refusing even to hear the evidence of his client, Clint Curtis, of election fraud by Curtis's opponent for Congress: the Committee on House Administration apparently flat out lied by inventing an imaginary rule of evidence to justify its refusal to review Curtis's loss.
Congress Denies Congressional Challenge without a Hearing Titusville, Fl –May 8th, 2007: The House Committee on Administration's dismissed Clint Curtis' Contest before Congress without a hearing. The House Committee on Administration's explanation according to a staffer present was that 'due to secrecy of ballot rules, affidavits cannot be recognized.'
Volunteers from the Curtis campaign have been Walking for Democracy since last November. They have gathered hundreds of sworn and witnessed affidavits from voters as to how they actually voted in the Florida District 24 race.
According to Mark Adams, attorney for Curtis who filed with Congress a Motion for Hearing on Motions Dismiss, there is no 'secrecy of ballot rule.' http://tinyurl.com/2hhnu9
Brad Friedman of BradBlog commented on another action taken by said committee on the very same day it dismissed Curtis' claim, May 8, 2007:
Worse still, the same House committee today also voted in favor of an Election Reform bill [Holt, HR 811], now on its way to the House floor, which would allow for the continued use of such unverifiable electronic voting systems, along with the same, legalized lack of disclosed source code. http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4527
Arthur Miller once opined that there are times, in chess and in politics, that there are no good moves to play. I simply want to say that however dogmatic or hysterical the HCPB folk may seem to the "reasonable incrementalists," it is the HCPB folk who have and keep and are guided by a profoundly realistic visceral distrust of any solutions that ignore the obvious need for a transparent count controlled by the voters, especially when the "reasonable" solution offered instead is bristling with traps and comes from a legislative body that has sanctioned, and that continues to sanction, open and flagrant electoral fraud.
None of the particulars of the Holt bill is so offensive as the fact that it fails to acknowledge, address or remedy the multitude of means by which the elections have been stolen, and instead offers a shiny compartmentalized illusion of progress that repeats the very sins it had promised to correct, from federally privatized source code through a mandated secret vote count.
To this is added a precious concern for the rights of the disabled that is so much pork for the e-machine/tech industry, and that is at bottom the cynical solicitude for the disabled that allowed the pretense of Helping America Vote even while the Congress has been complicit in the election theft from 2000 and counting.
I feel something akin to a racial memory, though not my race. It is the racial memory of the Native Americans whose slaughter was stopped by treaty only so that they could be managed onto reservations and abused ad libitum, and, having risen once again are offered yet another treaty. The racial memory: White Man Speaks With Forked Tongue.