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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 12:05 PM
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27. I doubt the idea of finding another sponsor for the bill has been seriously discussed.
Edited on Mon Oct-20-08 12:18 PM by Bill Bored
Holt has become the go-to guy on this issue. I have personally tried to get another Rep in Congress with experience investigating elections to deal with it, but they won't touch it. They refer me Holt and Mulder, sign on as co-sponsors and wash their hands of it.

So it's Holt's way or the highway (beltway actually), and if he fails, there's no second chance. The Senate seems to be completely uninterested. Feinstein and Dodd would make things WORSE!

So overall, the best thing Congress can do is probably absolutely nothing, which thankfully is what they've done since HAVA was passed. A simple bill like Ensign's, which Andy Stephenson (may he RIP) had lobbied for before the Dems got control, might have helped, but that didn't happen either.

What would be nice is for Holt to push his precinct aggregation audit bill. That might be less controversial, would definitely do some good, and it's definitely a heck of a lot cheaper. In this era of the BIG BAILOUT, it makes sense not to ask for more money to be spent on voting systems for a while, unless the next administration sees this is a major priority.
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