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Reply #7: I like "ensure" too. But the real question is: what will the Executive Branch do? [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 12:38 AM
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7. I like "ensure" too. But the real question is: what will the Executive Branch do?
Edited on Sun Aug-15-10 12:58 AM by Bill Bored
So far, we have the EAC, who although Congress has given them no rule-making authority, have said that "paperless" DREs are as auditable as any voting system needs to be.

Then we have the DOJ telling the State of NY you-know-what, citing the EAC's non-rule-making opinion about lever machines, which includes the above opinion about "paperless" DREs.

I'm glad the EAC has no rule-making authority in such matters. They don't seem to know their asses from their elbows. But the DOJ acts as if the EAC can make the rules.

I don't expect consistency from public officials on these issues, but if the DOJ honored Holt's request, the first thing they'd have to do is stop citing EAC opinions as if they were facts or rules.

The second thing would be to figure out how to enforce the part of the VRA that Harris, Tobi and now Holt have been citing. I don't think it could be enforced by hand-counting scanned paper ballots weeks after the polls close. How do you think it could be done?
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