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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:36 PM
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44. Thats an opinion of an internationally reknowned Computer Scientist
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Dr. Rebecca Mercuri has been referred to as "one of the leading international experts on electronic voting." A technology specialist, Rebecca defended her doctoral dissertation "Electronic Vote Tabulation: Checks & Balances" at the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania, just eleven days before the 2000 U.S. Presidential election. Subsequently, her testimony and opinions were sought in Bush v. Gore and referenced in briefs presented to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2002 she was contacted by Janet Reno and her legal team to help solve the mystery of the thousands of votes that vanished from the new touch-screen machines being used in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Since then, Dr. Mercuri has provided formal testimony and comment to the House Science Committee, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Election Assistance Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, the U.K. Cabinet, and numerous U.S. state legislatures. Her advocacy work has directly influenced the wording of state, federal, and international election legislation as well as standards and best practices guidelines. Dr. Mercuri has observed elections as a scientist, expert witness, poll-worker and committeewoman in numerous U.S. States, for over two decades. Many of Rebecca's views and numerous of her papers on electronic voting appear on her website.

She authors the Security Watch column for the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, where she also serves as a contributing editor. She has been frequently quoted in the New York Times, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal, by the Associated Press, in the Congressional Record, and various other venues, including TV appearances on Fox News, NBC Nightline, a debate on Lou Dobbs, and numerous radio features including NPR's Morning Edition and This American Life.




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