Re: Fw: Use of audit/copies in event of loss of original ballots Riverside County

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 20:57:47 CDT

Hello Joe:

    Thanks for the update. Certainly some desperate arguments there. One
can only hope that Riverside County will be able to go back to Sequoia and
get some sort of settlement.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lorenzo Hall" <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [voting-project] Use of audit/copies in event of loss of
original ballots Riverside County

> Michelle Townsend (sp?) has quit... further Riverside (in name and
> through her deposition) was a part of the Benavidez v. Shelley
> litigation... that was recently denied a TRO or a PI (lawgeek-speak
> for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
> respectively). Here's the TRO order hot off the presses:
>
> http://www.eff.org/e-vote/benavidez_v_shelley_tro.pdf
>
> Joe
>
> PS: Note that the court chose to ignore the Brady deposition in it's
entirety.
>
> On Sun, 4 Jul 2004 18:24:17 -0700, Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <kennedyx@pacbell.net>
> > To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 8:17 PM
> > Subject: Re: [voting-project] Use of audit/copies in event of loss of
> > original ballots Riverside County
> >
> > > Hello All:
> > >
> > > Riverside County has long been a poster child for DRE's. Press
> > releases
> > > usually read about how well it worked with an emphasis on how quickly
> > > results came in. If my memory serves me right, when there equipment
was
> > > decertified by the CA SoS, they (Michelle Townsend?) announced that
they
> > > were going to ignore the decertification and use the equipment as is
in
> > the
> > > coming election. Should be interesting.
> > >
> > > Thanks, Ed Kennedy
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Joseph Lorenzo Hall" <joehall@gmail.com>
> > > To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 8:33 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [voting-project] Use of audit/copies in event of loss of
> > > original ballots
> > >
> > >
> > > > Note that Riverside County here in CA is currently in the middle of
a
> > > > DRE-recount fiasco that appears to have taken the job of the RoV
> > > > (Michelle Townsend) with it. She had been denying the challengers
> > > > access to any records that could be used to recount the vote (as
> > > > sparse as they are with many DREs). I'm not sure what voting system
> > > > they have but a casual glance at SoS Kevin Shelley's page should
> > > > say... let me look:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/voting_systems_2004.pdf
> > > >
> > > > Riverside used the Sequoia AVC Edge on March 2... this could be what
> > > > the initial poster (Hyde?) asked about. There *must* be more...
like
> > > > the cases in New England where DREs were removed from polling places
> > > > and then returned in last November's or October's election.
> > > >
> > > > joe
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 08:18:26 -0700, Alan Dechert
> > > > <alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Doug,
> > > > >
> > > > > > > Does anyone know if this issue has been addressed
legislatively?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Badly at best.
> > > > > >
> > > > > I think this is all quite lovely. This situation is a tremendous
> > > > > opportunity for the OVC to get involved--help bring about order
from
> > > chaos,
> > > > > and all that.
> > > > >
> > > > > We're on the case here in CA (e.g., SB1438) and I expect OVC
members
> > in
> > > > > other states to watch for relevant legislation (or create
legislation;
> > > ACR
> > > > > 242 was written by an activist that handed a piece of paper to his
> > > > > Assemblyperson).
> > > > >
> > > > > Alan D.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> > > > UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> > > > http://pobox.com/~joehall/
> > > > blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb/
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> http://pobox.com/~joehall/
> blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb/
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