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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-31-09 09:52 AM
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7. But 2010 IS a federal election year
So in order to continue to resist, the boroughs (AKA counties) must pass a resolution, like this one to demand that NYS rescind ERMA, and keep the levers. The City Board of Elections action, nice as it is, only delays things one year. By 2010, the e-machines will have been declared approved using finagled data from the "pilots".

Kellner, once an outspoken opponent of the machines, has buckled under the enormous pressure. Many county officials are having those kind of dreams about all that lovely federal money coming in and the big dollar contracts they will control. All that mouthwatering potential for kickbacks into campaign coffers. See what already happened last year in Westchester County, NY:

County Lawmakers OK Building Purchase /

The building was bought expressly to store e-voting machines in climate-controlled conditions. Note the line in the article where Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner reveals that the building costing $12M was bought from a large contributor to County Exec. Spano, and would sell on the open market for only $1.5M at the time it was bought.
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