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John Bonifaz makes the case for amending Holt's HR 811

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John Bonifaz makes the case for amending Holt's HR 811

Following the PDA Issue Organizing Team (Clean, Fair and Transparent Elections) call on Feb. 20, 2007, PDA as part of a growing coalition, is working to improve Rep. Rush Holt's amendments to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) HR 811. In this podcast, Tony Trupiano interviews John Bonifaz, constitutional lawyer and PDA advisory board member.

Bonifaz says HAVA has had disastrous effects on our elections because of the use of unreliable Direct Recording Electronic touch screen voting machines (DREs). Election protection advocates are moving to ban DREs and he encourages concerned citizens to contact their member of Congress and ask him/her to amend HR 811 to ban DREs.

PDA's supports Holt's effort to restore a level of accuracy lost with the passage of HAVA by amending this legislation. PDA board member Steve Cobble commented "PDA believes a reform bill must be able to show who won -- DREs don't allow that. The Holt bill starts from the premise of fixing DREs; we believe the problems are systemic, cannot be fixed, and should be banned. That's why we are working to amend HR 811."

Listen to the podcast: http://blog.pdamerica.org/?p=996

Send an email to your Congressmember:

To join PDA's Fair, Clean and Transparent organizing team contact Diane@pdamerica.org


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