:: 3.16.2004 ::
Quote of the Day
"The core of our American democracy is the right to vote. Implicit in that right is the notion that that vote be private, that vote be secure, and that vote be counted as it was intended when it was cast by the voter. And I think what we're encountering is a pivotal moment in our democracy where all of that is being called into question."
Act now to pass "The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003." The House version (H.R.2239) was introduced in May by Rep. Rush Holt. The Senate version (S.1980) was introduced in December by Senator Bob Graham.
- Kevin Shelley, California Sec. of State.
The latest argument against ensuring a paper trail is that it would be prohibitively expensive to modify the existing machines. However, the Diebold e-voting machines already have printers installed, so it would only cost $30 per machine to allow the voter to retrieve their receipt after casting their ballot. So what's the hold-up?
Thanks to Tom Tomorrow for this story, and the letter below.
:: Deb 5:59 PM :: permalink ::
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