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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:31 AM
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How is Kerry going to make sure the election is not stolen again
electronically by Diebold ? Wireless transmission sounds hard to beat. Jeb is making sure a lot of people don't get to vote too. Anyone heard anything about this ?
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:37 AM
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1. "Jeb at it again: Ex-felons Face New Twist in Voting"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


also I've heard that both sides have lawyers already lined up for a post-election fight.
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Boredtodeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:45 AM
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2. He's NOT!
http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/2004/0,4814,9475...

JULY 23, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congresswoman from President George W. Bush's home state plans to put the issue of electronic voting security and integrity in the spotlight at next week's Democratic National Convention.

Although she isn't scheduled to speak at the convention, Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson will call on prominent Democrats to help raise voter awareness about the challenges facing the security, reliability and integrity of electronic voting systems, a spokesman for her office said.

"I can't imagine it not being an issue at the convention. But if it's not, Rep. Johnson certainly plans to make it one," said John B. Townsend, a spokesman for the congresswoman.

However, speaking on condition of anonymity, an IT industry source who met last week with members of Sen. John Kerry's staff said the Kerry campaign is considering a move to pull back from the position taken by the Democratic National Committee and Howard Dean's Democracy for America organization. Dean and the DNC have endorsed the voter-verifiable paper ballot requirement for e-voting systems -- something that only the state of Nevada has planned for November. According to the official, the Kerry campaign is considering support for verification of the final vote tally through some form of encryption.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:32 AM
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3. Some of the details of his plan are here
Mindful of the election problems in Florida four years ago, aides to Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, say his campaign is putting together a far more intricate set of legal safeguards than any presidential candidate before him to monitor the election.

Aides to Mr. Kerry say the campaign is taking the unusual step of setting up a nationwide legal network under its own umbrella, rather than relying, as in the past, on lawyers associated with state Democratic parties. The aides said they were recruiting people based on their skills as litigators and election lawyers, rather than rewarding political connections or big donors.

Lawyers for the campaign are gathering intelligence and preparing litigation over the ballot machines being used and the rules concerning how voters will be registered or their votes disqualified. In some cases, the lawyers are compiling dossiers on the people involved and their track records on enforcing voting rights. The disputed 2000 presidential election remains a fresh wound for Democrats, and Mr. Kerry has been referring to it on the stump while assuring his audiences that he will not let this year's election be a repeat of the 2000 vote.
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"The U.S. has had a policy of being able to fight two regional conflicts and still defend the homeland," said Marc E. Elias, the Kerry campaign's general counsel. "We want to be able to fight five statewide recounts and still have resources available to the campaign."

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/politics/campaign/19V...
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