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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 06:33 PM
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8. Here's what GOP election fraud beneficiaries do to sabotage Elec Reform by Dem Rush Holt of NJ:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9841.html

GOP objects to bill allowing recounts

By BEN ADLER | 4/25/08 4:50 AM EST Updated: 4/25/08 12:26 PM EST

Voting rights activists who hoped the federal government would help local governments pay for paper trails and audits for electronic voting machines have gone from elation to frustration as they watched Republicans who supported such a proposal in committee vote against bringing it to the House floor.

The result: The elections in November will likely be marred by the same accusations of fraud and error involving voting machines that arose in the aftermath of the 2004 presidential race.

When New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rush Holts Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act came up for a vote in the House Administration Committee on April 2, the Republicans on the committee gave it their unanimous support. But two weeks later, those same Republican members voted against moving the bill to the House floor. It would have taken a two-thirds vote to push the bill to the floor; with most House Republicans opposed, the bill didnt make it that far.

Larry Norden, director of the voting technology project at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York Universitys law school, called the vote a sad statement on how little Congress has done on the issue of making sure elections are as secure and reliable as possible.
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