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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-10 01:09 PM
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5. They want Holder to use that clause in the Votign Rights Act that says...
Edited on Sat Aug-14-10 01:13 PM by Bill Bored
...the feds have to be allowed to see that votes are being counted as cast.

I'm sure you can just picture this actually being enforced by federal agents walking into Brooklyn poll sites and hand-counting the scanned paper ballots at the close of the polls, right? :sarcasm:

On the other hand, the DoJ could go to court and claim that paperless DREs are illegal because they make this section of the VRA unenforceable.

I believe Nancy Tobi and Bev Harris have been saying the same thing for a while now. I wouldn't expect them to get any credit for the idea though, and this section of the VRA may not even apply to ALL voters in ALL jurisdictions.

What do ya think?
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  -Holt asks Holder to ensure viability of voting systems Bill Bored  Aug-13-10 11:58 PM   #0 
  - K&R'd  snot   Aug-14-10 12:17 AM   #1 
  - Holt is one of the few in Congress still actively pursuing this  DFW   Aug-14-10 01:08 AM   #2 
  - But, AG Holder can't 'insure' any such thing without leg power to remove computerized voting  Land Shark   Aug-14-10 08:11 AM   #3 
  - They want Holder to use that clause in the Votign Rights Act that says...  Bill Bored   Aug-14-10 01:09 PM   #5 
  - The correct word is "ensure" as used by Rep. Holt.  demodonkey   Aug-14-10 04:10 PM   #6 
     - I like "ensure" too. But the real question is: what will the Executive Branch do?  Bill Bored   Aug-15-10 12:38 AM   #7 
        - Perhaps this will force the DoJ to rethink the EAC.  Wilms   Aug-15-10 01:07 AM   #8 
        - I hope those aren't crickets I'm hearing. nt  Bill Bored   Aug-16-10 08:24 PM   #12 
           - Well it certainly isn't a lever flipping. n/t  Wilms   Aug-17-10 12:05 AM   #13 
  - kick (nt)  NYC_SKP   Aug-14-10 12:52 PM   #4 
  - I'm kicking this. It's important.  demodonkey   Aug-15-10 06:53 PM   #9 
  - Welcome to the thread.  Wilms   Aug-15-10 09:13 PM   #10 
  - Agreed. We should give Holt allthe help we can. nt  truckin   Aug-16-10 08:48 AM   #11 
  - Has Holder done much for us so far?  AtLiberty   Aug-20-10 03:16 PM   #14 
     - The DoJ got Diebold Election Systems to merge with Dominion intead of ES&S.  Bill Bored   Aug-20-10 06:26 PM   #15 

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