Re: Rebuttal to Dill's support for HR811 on oped

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 01:07:01 CDT

At 11:37 AM -0400 4/27/07, Nancy Tobi wrote:
>bright voting rights activist in California stated to me the other
>night, "we did away with the literacy test as a right to vote a long
>time ago!"
>And we will fight just as hard to do away with the computer literacy
>test embedded in our current technoelection nightmare, embraced and
>supported by HR 811.

With all due respect, this notion of a computer literacy test is
misplaced. The question is not whether you will have computers in
the process, but how much. It is unlikely that the totals for each
precinct will be aggregated to produce county totals by hand. Or
that county totals will be aggregated to produce statewide totals by

Finally, I have not been convinced how you would do instant runoff
voting for Los Angeles County, say, or the Governor of California
without using computers in the tallying process at all.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424

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