Re: Fwd: Fw: Hearing on denial of request for unredacted SAIC report on Diebold voting system

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Mon Feb 07 2005 - 13:17:22 CST

On Monday 07 February 2005 03:47, Arthur Keller wrote:
> FYI...From Ken Fox
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <>
> >Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 1:14 PM
> >Subject: Hearing on denial of request for unredacted SAIC
> > report on Diebold voting system
> >
> >Late last week, I received notice from the Maryland Office of
> >Administrative Hearings that my contested case will be heard
> > on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 9:30 AM in Hunt Valley, MD.
> >
> >The denial of my Public Information Act request was based on
> > a statutory exception about the security of an information
> > system.

So they claim that Security through Obscurity is the law? You can
put up a pretty good argument that the opposite is the case,
with plenty of support from the Free/Open Source Software

> > Consequently, I am prepared to argue
> >that the Diebold Accuvote TS Voting System and Processes
> > utilized in the MD general election on November 2, 2004 do
> > not comprise an information system in the sense enacted by
> > the MD State Legislature.

Have you talked to the EFF about this? Call them at +1 415 436

Cindy Cohn
Legal Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Matt Zimmerman
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Matt helped me with my complaint about being told not to mention
paper ballots as an election worker. Here is a somewhat related
case they and the ACLU won recently. Jon Lebkowsky of EFF-Texas
was one of the plaintiffs in the case.
January 27, 2005
Texas Court Orders Voting Examiners' Meetings Opened to Public

Requires "Sunshine" in Process of Choosing E-voting Machines

> >I would certainly appreciate comments, suggestions, guidance,
> > and other advice regarding this matter. Thank you all for
> > your interest.

Edward Cherlin
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