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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:28 PM
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BradBlog - LA's 'Double Bubble' Hearing: Logan Runs, Conny Called on the Carpet, (and Kim gets it)

'Double Bubble' Hearing: Logan Runs and Conny Gets Called on the Carpet

Acting Registrar Lies to the Board of Supes, Former Registrar Lies to the Joint State Legislative Panel

Independent Criminal Investigation Called For...

By Brad Friedman

3/8/2008

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But it was McCormack who was met with the most derision, by audience and Legislative inquisitors both, as she dissembled to the panel and attempted to blame Bowen's "Top-to-Bottom Review" of voting systems for her own failure, disingenuously saying the SoS' efforts to do the job she was elected to do, was the reason that McCormack couldn't have fixed the problem before it disenfranchised thousands of legal voters again this year...

From the Daily Breeze coverage...

McCormack, who retired in January, argued that her office was so consumed with the effort to recertify the InkaVote system as a whole that it did not review the nonpartisan ballot design.

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I'm happy to point to the testimony of CalVoter.org's Kim Alexander, who doesn't live in L.A., but was allowed to give full-length testimony on the topic anyway. I'm glad she did, because while I don't always agree with Alexander, who is far-too forgiving in far too many instances, she was the only one from among the invited witnesses to really hit the nail on the head: An independent investigation needs to be launched, she said, specifically into the fact that McCormack knew full well that thousands would be disenfranchised by her ridiculous ballot design, since it had happened in several previous elections, as she did nothing about it prior to her quitting her job just one month before the largest primary in recent history, in the country's largest voting jurisdiction.

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http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5777


see also:

2/16/2008

L.A. County 'Double Bubble' Disenfranchisement Happened Before, Registrar Conny McCormack Did Nothing About It

44% of Non-Partisan Cross-Over Ballots Went Uncounted in March '04, 42% Uncounted in June '06, Before Same Ballot Design Used Again for the February 2008 Super Tuesday Primary

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5700

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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:35 PM
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1. She was given free reign by County Supervisors
for far too long...

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