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AnIndependentTexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 06:18 PM
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14. Part Three of my Research on Blackwell
Edited on Wed Dec-08-04 06:27 PM by AnIndependentTexan
Carlo LoParo gave time frame of 2005 for safety.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040725-112741-2997r...
Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell said earlier this month that three counties that were considering electronic systems cannot switch by November because tests revealed security problems.
Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo said Friday that the agency hopes to have electronic voting that meets security requirements in place by 2005.
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/state/20...

The state says it's working as fast as it can to replace punch-cards but problems with electronic voting technology have stalled the effort.

"They're claiming that the state has been denying the right to vote to African-Americans," said Rich Coglianese, an attorney defending the state. "It's our position that the state has not denied the right to vote to anybody, and the evidence will never be able to show that."
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American Civil Liberties had filed suit to stop the use of punch cards in Ohio

http://rdu.news14.com/content/nc_decides_2004/?ArID=577...

Punch card voting will take place in 68 of Ohio's 88 counties, including three of the four most populous -- the counties which include Cleveland, Dayton, and Cincinnati.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit to stop the use of punch cards. The suit is pending in federal court in Akron.

Ohio had planned to use an electronic voting system, but Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell decided against that. Groups complained the electronic system produced no verifiable paper trail to ensure the integrity of the results.

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Rich Coglianese made a statement

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/state/20...

The state says it's working as fast as it can to replace punch-cards but problems with electronic voting technology have stalled the effort.

"They're claiming that the state has been denying the right to vote to African-Americans," said Rich Coglianese, an attorney defending the state. "It's our position that the state has not denied the right to vote to anybody, and the evidence will never be able to show that."
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Ohio law set up to keep poll watchers away

http://www.columbusdispatch.com/election/election-presi...

Carlo LoParo, Blackwells spokesman, said state law wont allow them into Ohio polling places during the vote, but they can watch from 100 feet away like other outside groups.

Karen Decker, project manager for Fair Election International, which is sponsoring the visitors, said Missouri law allows international observers to watch from a closer vantage inside the polling places.
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