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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 09:56 AM
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Court rejects Rep. Wexler’s lawsuit over touch-screen voting machines
By Jeremy Milarsky
Staff Writer
Posted August 7 2004

A panel of state appellate court judges dismissed U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler's lawsuit over touch-screen voting machines Friday, saying that while the right to vote is fundamental state officials don't need to guarantee a perfect voting system.

Wexler, D-Boca Raton, sued in both federal and state court to compel the state government to install paper receipts for Florida's ATM-style touch-screen machines. Fifteen counties -- including Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade -- currently use the electronic voting systems.

Wexler still has an active appeal in the federal court system.

His state-court case ended up in the Fourth District Court of Appeals because Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Karen Miller dismissed Wexler's complaint in state court in February, saying the congressman had no legal right to make a case since he has no opponent in the fall elections.

more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl...
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 09:58 AM
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1. Oh big surprise there
Jeb Crows Florida
That's OK we're not using those fucking touch screens-I got taken in once ONCE on 14th Street in Manhatten by a 3 card monte game.We're using PA-PER
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Frodo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-09-04 09:58 AM
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2. Let's just make a new rule?
Congressmen should automatically have "standing" for court cases affecting laws and lawmakers.

He has an interest in fair voting prectices even if he has no opponent.

This is taking "letter of the law" too far.
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