Re: Fwd: Black Box Voting Board Member Arrested in San Diego for Viewing Vote-Tallying

From: Rick Gideon <rick_at_openvoting_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 20:13:14 CDT

Before writing any letters, I would wait for the entire story. According
to sources, there is some key parts left out of the BBV press release,
which is really of no surprise to me.

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Ron Crane wrote:

> This deserves a letter to the editor. Here's one I wrote to the San Jose Mercury News:
>
> ------
> Today brings news that Jim March, a strong advocate for fair and open ballot counting, has been arrested for exercising his
> right to supervise counting of San Diego's mayoral ballots. This is a step too far. First they forced us to use voting
> machines containing secret software, which are tested by vendor-funded labs and produce secret test results. Then they said
> we must forgo paper ballots. Now they're arresting citizens who dare to try to supervise what little of the counting process
> still remains visible.
>
> America is in for dark days if we do not force our public servants - and the vendors they choose - to count our votes
> accurately and transparently. Please support open-source voting by visiting http://www.openvotingconsortium.org, and Jim
> March's continuing investigations by visiting http://www.blackboxvoting.org.
> ------
>
> Please consider writing your own letter. While there have been many differing views on BBV's approach, Jim March has done a
> lot of good work, including some for OVC, and to all appearances was completely in the right last night.
>
> -R
>
>
> Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>
> --- Black Box Voting <crew@blackboxvoting.org> wrote:
>
>
> To: ekennedyx@yahoo.com
> Subject: Black Box Voting Board Member Arrested in
> San Diego for Viewing Vote-Tallying
> From: "Black Box Voting" <crew@blackboxvoting.org>
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 01:51:05 -0700 (PDT)
>
> VIEWING THE DIEBOLD VOTE-TALLYING SCREEN PROHIBITED
>
> Jim March, a member of the Black Box Voting board of
> directors,
> was arrested Tuesday evening for trying to observe
> the Diebold
> central tabulator (vote tallying machine) as the
> votes were being
> counted in San Diego's mayoral election (July 26)....
>
>
>
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