Re: San Diego recount and Diebold TSx -- follow up

From: Richard C. Johnson <dick_at_iwwco_dot_com>
Date: Mon Aug 29 2005 - 15:38:12 CDT

Kathy,
 
What is this about computer scientists being "sued" over providing their professional advice? I do this all the time. Am I in Diebold's crosshairs, or anyone else's, to your knowlege?
 
Do I need liability insurance to have thoughts about voting, or just a squad of security types to ward off Diebold knuckledraggers?
 
Alan,
 
Are the folks at OVC being sued for working on alternative voting systems? Is working on voting systems now decided by the authorities to be some kind of disloyalty towards the government?
 
Geeeeee Willlllikers!
 
-- Dick
 

Kathy Dopp <kathy@uscountvotes.org> wrote:
Kathy Dopp wrote:
> Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
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This Air America radio segment (below) interviews Judith Alter re. the
San Diego, CA "parallel election", but first it interviews Bev Harris
who is "still" maligning U.S. computer scientists by suggesting that
they are getting grants from voting machine vendors and that is why they
won't examine voting system software - rather than honestly informing
the press that any U.S. computer scientist might be sued afterwards if
they work on voting systems like the OVC's.

> Hi everyone,
>
> The complete audio from the hour-long "Politically Direct" interviews
with Bev Harris and Judy Alter
> is available on the web at this link:
http://www.airamericaplace.com/upload/aapd082805.mp3

If voting machine vendors had hired computer scientists when they
designed their voting systems originally, then they never would have
developed such flawed systems to begin with, and that there are only
five computer scientists all-told in America who support paperless
e-voting systems or the flawed design of paper rolls.

Computer scientists are the friends of restoring accurate vote counts in
America, not the enemy, as Bev continues to misrepresent to folks
publicly - at detriment to the effort to restore accurate U.S. elections.

Bev's continued public advice to shun the advice of American computer
scientists harms efforts to restore democratic elections.

Sigh.

Has the OVC redone its brochure yet to make it more professional so that
I can pass it out?

Best,

Kathy Dopp
http://electionarchive.org

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