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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 02:59 PM
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With much legislative activity on stolen votes via BBV-why no Nat'l Media?
Edited on Thu Jan-22-04 03:21 PM by papau
Other than the Sunday 1/18/2004 NYT op-ed that mentions the Broward County Florida fiasco (law requires recount of close special State House election but that is impossible since no paper trail) and urges Congress to pass Holt's bill, knocks the use of Internet voting in Michigan primaries and the Defense Department's SERVE program.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/18/opinion/18SUN1.html has anyone seen a national media discussion of the impossibility of checking votes called invalid on BBVs without a paper trail?

Verified voting has fun with the fact the Sun Sentinel wrote an article entitled "Don't Require Paper Ballots" (http://tinyurl.com/3y3kt ) a day before the Florida fiasco, and notes Wexlers(D-FL -co-sponsor of H.R.2239) response (http://tinyurl.com/yuy3l referring to prior warning to Jeb and Secretary of State Glenda Hood (http://www.house.gov/wexler/press_releases/Jan_10_04.ht... ) and his next day press release asking Jeb to get ballot printers.
http://www.house.gov/wexler/press_releases/Jan_13_04.ht... followed by Wexler filing a lawsuit against Hood and Teresa LaPore, charging them with violating their duties to ensure that votes are counted accurately(http://www.house.gov/wexler/press_releases/Jan_16_04.ht... ).

Verified voting notes how the National Media have ignored this Florida Problem and the corresponding ruling by U.S. District Judge Wayne Alley that Duval County, FL. is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act and must provide the blind and disabled with voting machines that have an audio system and that rulings possible far-reaching effects on the use of optical scan machines (http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/7719248... ), while also ignoring the Fairfax County, Virginia January 9, 2004 report by a county GOP committee that declares that the touch screen voting machines used in the November election a "failure do to the need to remove 10 malfunctioning machines during the election - an action the
Republican party claims is illegal (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4790-200... with GOP report at asking for disclosed source code, a voter-verifiable paper trail, and surprise recounts at http://www.fairfaxco-gop.org/download/ballot_integrity.... which has been responded to by draft Virginia bills HB987/SB457).

Now the law that prohibits North Carolina from using paper ballots or BBV s verifiable paper receipts is being being lobbied by Joyce McCloy, Coordinator of the North Carolina Coalition for Verified
Voting ncverifiablevoting@yahoogroups.com - and there are 5 Ohio counties refusing the Ohio Sec of State order to use BBV until security issues are settled, and not joining in the purchase of 10,000 machines are also not being followed in the national media (http://tinyurl.com/2yjzg ), both not being followed by Nat'l media. Also not being followed by National Media is North Dakota buying BBV but saying that the machines must allow for ballot scanning so as to prevent errors such as voting for Democratic and Republican candidates in a primary election" (http://tinyurl.com/2pov6 ), Vermonts possible ban on BBV (http://www.geocities.com/vtvoting /) via Senator Ann Cummings bill S.202 http://timesargus.nybor.com/Local/Story/77451.html ), and Maines Hannah Pingrees bill #1759 "An Act to Ensure the Fair Counting of Votes" that seeks to correct BBV problems http://www.centralmaine.com/news/local/322855.shtml ), along with Californias decision to conditional certify BBVs that do not even have Federal approval (we do love the power of GOP lobbyists).

Why no National Media?



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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 04:12 PM
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1. Because Big Media == GOP
They are in on it.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 04:21 PM
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2. It is odd that such a great story is not being told!
:-)
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:51 PM
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3. There was a general story on CBS news about BBV tonight but
Edited on Thu Jan-22-04 10:07 PM by Eric J in MN
There was a general story on CBS news about BBV tonight but it didn't focus on the Florida issues you're referring to.

Here is a link:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/03/eveningnews/m...

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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 01:13 PM
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5. thanks - it seems there is a problem saying that we need a paper trail-why
:-)
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:02 AM
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4. Do we even have to ask anymore?
:puke:
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