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

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 01:11:26 CDT

At 1:03 PM -0400 4/27/07, Nancy Tobi wrote:
>Just curious - did you read my piece as a suggestion that the Feds
>mandate hand count systems? Because I did not intend it that way at
>all. I thought I made it clear that if holt had two items: paper
>ballots and audits, it would be fairly universally accepted, but I
>did not specify those paper ballots should be mandated hand counts.

Pardon my confusion, but how does this square with the following bit
of hyperbole?

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.

If you are advocating paper ballots that can be hand-marked or
computer marked/printed and that are directly counted by humans or
computers (with hand-count audits afterwards), so am I. I've never
liked the audit trail under glass idea, but agree it is far better
than DRE's without audit trails 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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