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bolipari Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-05-08 03:59 PM
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55. Bo's Response to Defamatory Comments

Interesting that you accuse me of lying, "Wilms", but you have your facts wrong. Listen to the tape of the show. My statements were accurate. The article you referenced has now been pulled from OpEd News because of it "lied" (your phrase) about my statements. Please see my statement below. And next time, check your facts before you represent people as liars who you know nothing about.

The article posted by Rady Ananda is false, defamatory, and misrepresents what I said on the Voice of the Voter radio show on July 2, 2008. Im angry and surprised that a fellow advocate would post such a defamatory post, and that a website which is supposed to celebrate activism would publish it.

What I said on the radio show is accurate and I stand by it- that currently, the highest Court in the land that has ruled on lever machines and HAVA, the US District Court of the Northern District, has stated unequivocally that lever machines must be replaced by 2009. There is a Court order that is clear, and statements made by the judge are clear, and the NYS Board of Elections is complying with the order. As currently no other court in the nation has issued an opinion about lever machines and HAVA, I stand by the statements I made on the radio program - that the highest court in the land that has issued an opinion says lever machines must go. We can nit pick the meaning of Court Order vs. Court Ruling, but the outcome is the same the Court says no more lever machines.

The other issue Rady notes about a question from Dennis Karius is also false. The question has been posed to me by Mr. Karius in many forms over the last two weeks, and he has been answered repeatedly on the phone and by email, and on NYVVs private email list, of which Mr. Karius is a member. In response to his question to the VOV radio, I sent a Mr. Karius an email (which was copied to the radio producers as well) answering, yet again his question. So the question was, as they say in Court, asked and answered. I note also that Mr. Karius question, about a potential hand count in Ulster County, had absolutely nothing to do with the topic of the show are NYs machines ready for prime time.

I have been attacked constantly since January by activists, almost all of whom are from outside New York State, who believe that NYVVs decision to work for paper ballots and optical scanners in NY was flawed. They are welcome to their opinion, but the attacks on me, which have culminated in this insulting piece on OpEd news, is beyond the pale. How sad that you would waste time and energy attacking someone who has done nothing but work for election integrity for over five years.

-Bo Lipari
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