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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:05 AM
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3. Of course she's the one who said it. And she meant it, too!
Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 01:04 AM by Wilms
It's one thing to go on and on about paper ballots and Verified Voting. It's quite another to demand it. Virginia Martin is a New Yorker who knows what TEETH are required for secure elections.


- edit to add testimony of Virginia Martin -

If Columbia County starts using software to count votes, I will not certify an election unless an appropriately designed audit of the paper ballots is conducted. So far, the State Board has not mandated an audit that audit experts agree will expose inaccurate counts. If my county implements computerized voting, I will demand an appropriate audit. It will be expensive, though, and I know how well that will go over with my fiscally stressed county, especially after paying for all the other associated expenses. Im afraid the county would not budget the funds needed to ensure my confidence, and if it didnt, I wouldnt certify the election. The high cost of auditing has other counties calling for less-stringent audit regulations. I shudder to think what the result to democracy will be if they get their way.

    Statement to the New York State Assembly committees on
    Election Law, Education, and Libraries and Education Technology
    and the Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement
    October 22, 2009
    Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY
    Virginia Martin, Democratic Commissioner, Columbia County Board of Elections

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