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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:49 PM
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NY: Greene County Passes Lever Resolution, Fifth New York County to Pass One


Greene County Passes Lever Resolution

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Greene County is now the fifth New York County to pass a resolution urging New York State Legislators to save our Lever Voting Machines.

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In a surprise move on Wednesday, April 15, Greene County Legislators unanimously passed a resolution urging New York State Legislators to save our lever machines instead of waiting until April 20, the date they had originally scheduled for the vote.

The county legislators are responding to citizens' concerns that a switch to optical-scan computers with a history of hacking and breakdowns common to all computers would not only endanger the safety of our votes, but would also vastly increase Greene County's budget and require huge tax increases.

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The drawback at this point, says Irene Miller, founder of New York Citizens for Clean Elections, is the Election Reform and Modernization Act (ERMA), "which New York State legislators passed in 2005, mandating computer voting. But ERMA was passed before we got the BMDs that made our levers compliant with HAVA. Rescinding ERMA would pave the way to save many millions of taxpayer dollars and our most fundamental protection of democracy---a trustworthy, secure vote, which is not possible with computers, but is possible with our levers, which have served us very well for many decades."

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http://re-mediaetc.blogspot.com/2009/04/greene-county-p...

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 10:08 PM
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1. Wow!
ER: Greene County rocks!


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