|Ka-ching!It 's Sen Min Whip Trent Lott 's turn to trade in his US Capitol pin for cold hard cash on K Street.So what drove the timing of this talented and politically secure senator 's departure from the chamber?Fear of lost income from a newly passed ethics law that imposes a 2-year ban on former senators ' ability to lobby their old colleagues,say Lott 's allies.The 2-year ban takes effect on 1/1.Lott 's retirement:by year's end.
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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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