Dear Voting Activists,
As most of you know, one of the main objections to Rush Holt’s bill was that it still allowed for DRE – Direct Recording Electronic – machines to be used to count our votes. The danger of these is that, even if a paper record is produced, people may not sufficiently check their own vote, so an audit of those would be meaningless.
Today, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), introduced a bill that closely mirrors Rush Holt’s bill in terms of the audit provisions, but makes an outright ban against using DRE machines after 2012.
As soon as I have a bill number, I’ll forward so we can contact Boxer and Feinstein re this. Feinstein put forward her own bill, which is dreadful – allows election officials to count votes in secret, does not require paper records, ‘nuff said.
Thanks for all you do. Stay tuned!
Book: The Assassinations
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