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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 12:38 AM
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7. I like "ensure" too. But the real question is: what will the Executive Branch do?
Edited on Sun Aug-15-10 12:58 AM by Bill Bored
So far, we have the EAC, who although Congress has given them no rule-making authority, have said that "paperless" DREs are as auditable as any voting system needs to be.

Then we have the DOJ telling the State of NY you-know-what, citing the EAC's non-rule-making opinion about lever machines, which includes the above opinion about "paperless" DREs.

I'm glad the EAC has no rule-making authority in such matters. They don't seem to know their asses from their elbows. But the DOJ acts as if the EAC can make the rules.

I don't expect consistency from public officials on these issues, but if the DOJ honored Holt's request, the first thing they'd have to do is stop citing EAC opinions as if they were facts or rules.

The second thing would be to figure out how to enforce the part of the VRA that Harris, Tobi and now Holt have been citing. I don't think it could be enforced by hand-counting scanned paper ballots weeks after the polls close. How do you think it could be done?
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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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