Re: HR 811 text?

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 20:28:52 CST

On 2/6/07, Ron Crane <voting@lastland.net> wrote:
>
> Further, sec.5(sec.327) exempts from the "mandatory" audit requirement (and
> thus from sec.2(a)(2)(B)(iii)'s "any recount" requirement) all state-law
> automatic recounts that are triggered by winning margins (e.g., < 0.5%).
> Many (probably all) states have these provisions, and, of those, probably
> all of them permit or require the automatic recounts to be conducted by
> machine. The upshot? When the margin of victory is smallest, and your need
> to locate fraud is, consequently, the greatest, this bill throws away the
> paper and lets the state certify the machine recount.

Note the "in this subtitle" language of sec. 327... which means that
2(a)(B)(iii) would still apply. That is, 327 is under Subtitle C
(Audits) and the "any recount" and "true and correct record" language
is under a different Subtitle. best, Joe

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