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Reply #16: The whole case was based on my State Constitution. Please read it before you release your hot air. [View All]

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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 08:14 AM
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16. The whole case was based on my State Constitution. Please read it before you release your hot air.
Edited on Thu Dec-23-10 08:16 AM by demodonkey

The case had nothing to do with the EAC. And yes of course our lawyer read HAVA before filing the case, as did I. For you to suggest otherwise is just posting inflammatory bullshit in a public forum. The case was based on the Pennsylvania Constitution and the PA Election Code. My lawyer knows a hell of a lot more about our State Constitution, the PA Election Code, and election law in general, than you do Bill. (And yes, I know who you are in real life.)

The point is we were the first post-HAVA lawsuit against electronic voting in PA, and one of the first in the nation. This was in early 2006 during the national HAVA purchasing orgy, not late 2010 where we are now. We took our best shot at the time, won in Commonwealth Court, lost in the PA State Supreme Court after the PA Governor and the US DOJ meddled, and since then we've moved on to other strategies.

If you and certain other people on this board and in this movement spent half the time focusing on realistic strategies that you do taking up bandwidth and people's time on this board (and on other forums and email lists) with blah-blah, nationally we might actually arrive at a solution. And a lot sooner than decades from now.

And that said, given changing technology I believe that voting systems, auditing, and related election law are things we will need to revisit frequently pretty much forever. Any solution we come up with these days isn't going to last for 80 years like the lever machines did.

Peace out. I have no further time for this crap, as I am going now to try to celebrate a little Christmas with my family.

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