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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 10:26 AM
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NY: Schuyler Seeks State OK to Keep Lever Voting in Unanimously Approved Resolution
That makes four counties and the state Association of Towns all passing resolutions to keep the lever machines.

Schuyler Seeks State OK to Keep Lever Voting

By Glenda Gephart Correspondent March 10, 2009

MONTOUR FALLS - Schuyler County legislators on Monday night asked the state to allow New York's counties to continue to use lever-style voting machines.

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The new language was based on a resolution approved last month by the Ulster County Legislature.

"The state's statutorily required elimination of lever-style voting machines is unnecessary, inappropriate and costly," the unanimously approved resolution states.

"To throw out lever machines that haven't needed repairs in years is senseless," Legislator Glenn Larison, R-Odessa, said.

Schuyler lawmakers have since the beginning of the mandated voting machine reform spoken out against the order to discontinue using the lever machines. The increasing cost of purchasing new machines and the necessary software prompted legislators to write resolutions directed to state and federal officials.

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http://www.stargazette.com/article/20090310/NEWS01/9031...

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 10:29 AM
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1. Woo hoo! nt
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 10:44 AM
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2. That should create some jobs. Manufacturing the machines and maintaining them.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 01:52 PM
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3. Yes, yes, YES! This is so important! I hope to God that New Yorkers' resistance
Edited on Tue Mar-10-09 01:52 PM by Peace Patriot
to riggable electronics, controlled by rightwing corporate 'TRADE SECRET' code, not only succeeds, but also inspires people in counties and states all over the nation to get rid of these nefarious Bushwhack voting systems.

The lever machines are virtually unriggable, and paid for. They belong to the public. The electronic systems are not only highly riggable, and privately controlled, they are very expensive to purchase and maintain.

Go, New York! And kudos and laurel wreaths to New York election integrity activists!

:patriot: :patriot: :applause: :patriot: :patriot:
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