Nelson files his bill

From: John Burik <John_at_caseohio_dot_org>
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 07:52:08 CST

Senator Nelson filed his bill Tuesday.
>
> S.559 : A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a
> voter-verified permanent paper ballot under title III of such Act, and for
> other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] (introduced 2/13/2007)
> Cosponsors (None) Committees: Senate Rules and Administration Latest Major
> Action: 2/13/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and
> referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
>
> source: thomas.gov
>
Text not yet available. Rules and Administration is Feinsteinıs committee.
Testimony and a stream of last weekıs hearing are here:
http://rules.senate.gov/hearings/2007/020707hrg.htm

At best Holt II (HR 811) offers a voter VERIFIABLE ballot. At worst it
appears what will be initially counted on DREs are the machine counts. In
my mind a ballot is what is counted, not what MIGHT be counted in an audit
or recount. Certainly Christine Jennings in FL would have benefited from
even a thermal paper VVPAT but thatıs not good enough.

I have no objection to using a touch screen as an assistive device to output
a paper ballot counted by hand or optical scan. I have an adamant objection
to a DIRECT RECORD ELECTRONIC (DRE) vote.

--John, CASE

-- 
John Burik MEd, PCC
<jburik@fuse.net>

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