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UnitedVoters Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 07:06 PM
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18. My use of the word "perhaps" is absolutely correct because I don't actually know for sure....
Edited on Tue Jul-21-09 07:12 PM by UnitedVoters
... Ellen Theisen was selling VotePad for profit. That is fact. She apparently (as far as I know) has withdrawn from doing that, but does she still own a patent or intellectual property right that could have its value affected by the Holt bill?

Without proof either way I have to conclude that either one is possible; I don't know Ellen Theisen and I certainly don't know what is going on in her head or her finances.

But given even the possibility of this conflict of interest, it is a concern to me when she opposes the bill, especially around the area of disability access. Are her motives pure as the driven snow or is her position in some way affected by her own potential bottom line? I JUST DON'T KNOW. (all caps intended)

I do not intend any absolute accusation in bringing this up; I can't make such an accusation because I do not have the facts to do so. But to me this POSSIBLE conflict of interest is at least worth mentioning and considering. This is why I find the opinion of the other entities I named in my first post on this thread a lot more valuable than Ellen Theisen's opinion.
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