Re: My proposal for Minimal E-Voting Standards

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 11:50:18 CDT


I'm glad everyone is paying attention. How do all of
you propose to deal with issue of 'voter integrity'?
Blowing it off with a, "Not your way Ed," is not an
answer. As we are a multipartisan organization, this
issue, which is dear to the heart of Republicans
everywhere, is one that really has to be worked on.
For those of you who do not know, I'm a Democrat.
Yes, 'voter integrity' can be equated to a tool that
is used to disenfranchise voters but there are enough
real problems here that it is something that MUST be
addressed. If we don't deal with this issue, we might
as well just close up shop IMHO.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

--- David Mertz <> wrote:
> >> My personal solution is free, biometric ID's
> complying with national
> >> standards. If this is a National- ID system, so
> be it. We've
> >> already all got social security numbers and
> privacy is a quaint 19th
> >> century concept.
> > I could not disagree more. Government exists for
> our betterment, not
> > us for its. Therefore government must be
> transparent to its citizens,
> > but not citizens to their government.
> One more chiming in: I would not for one microsecond
> support any voting
> system that helped further erode personal privacy in
> any way. Things
> are awful enough already in this regard that I'm
> horrified at a
> suggestion to give up a little liberty for some
> minor convenience in
> voting (even if there were such convenience, which
> there isn't).
> I like the Ben Franklin line: A People Who Would
> Sacrifice Liberty for
> Security Will Lose Both, and Deserve Neither.
> (except that I really want my liberty and privacy,
> no matter how stupid
> or undeserving Americans as a whole might have
> become).
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