Re: draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: Brent Turner <brent_at_trealestate_dot_net>
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 23:06:54 CST

Understand that when someone invests time and money- that person is slow to
admit mistake- Also, as far as convincing the luddites- Let them know
that even Bev Harris publicly states her preference for open source when
using computer voting systems... and that we do... and will continue to...
vote on computerized systems.

I used to think that some of the internet HCPB fundraisers were " in on it"
as Microsoft shills- Now I just think they are tragically misguided-
though perhaps good hearted.

Some are obviously better investigators then they are solution providers.

Their position is silly as a political non -reality. And dangerous- Thank
goodness we had large margins for 08 or their work would have been partially
to blame for obstructing solution- and possibly ending this country BT

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Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

I never wanted to suggest taking HCPB seriously. But, due to the
persuasive powers of people like Bev Harris, a significant fraction
of the people I meet who mistrust our current balloting technology
are in that camp. These are people who have been taught through the
years not to try to understand technological issues and come to their
own conclusions, but instead try to follow "the debate" among
whoever manages to get their attention as an "expert." I want to
win these people over so that their efforts towards election reform
are in a constructive direction. Some of them are just so *faithful*
to the experts who have impressed them that they cannot be moved,
but some are still listening. We should take the *belief in* HCPB
seriously and have a more convincing way of satisfying the
real or imagined needs that HCPB are supposed to satisfy.
Software independence does that. "Trust my software, it's better"
doesn't.

-Cameron

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