Re: Prof. Dill pushes HR 811 on Huffington Post

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 12:58:51 CDT

On 4/30/07, Ronald Crane <voting@lastland.net> wrote:
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-dill/its-time-to-outlaw-paper_b_47202.html
>
> "...Furthermore, HR 811 makes the paper records the official ballots of
> record in audits and recounts...."
>
> He forgot to mention s.327 of the bill, which exempts from hand auditing
> all state recounts that are triggered because the margin of victory is
> smaller than a state-determined amount. States may conduct such recounts
> in any manner they wish -- including by machine. In other words, HR 811
> permits states to eschew hand audits in exactly the situations in which
> they are most needed.

This will all be changed after Thursday's mark-up of the bill. Stay tuned, Joe

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley School of Information
<http://josephhall.org/>
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