Re: LWVUS changes position!

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Tue Jun 15 2004 - 14:40:10 CDT

The League's new statement:

"In order to ensure integrity and voter confidence in elections,
the LWVUS supports the implementation of voting systems and
procedures that are secure, accurate, recountable, and

The key word is "recountable".

On Monday 14 June 2004 04:23 pm, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
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> From: David Aragon <>
> Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 14:17:33 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: [berkeleyforum] LWVUS changes position!
> To:
> Esteemed Colleages,
> This was forwarded to me by an ally in IEEE. I'm watching for
> Barbara's report, and for where she and other League delegates
> think they can go from here.
> Regards,
> Dave.
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> Barbara Simons who is a delegate to the League of Women
> Voter's Convention meeting right now in Washington DC reports
> that the League delegates attending the meeting voted to
> change the League's position on paperless DRE voting machines
> from supportive to neutral.

The LWVUS has come out in support of "recountable" elections. So
even though League officials try to portray this as a neutral
stance, it effectively cedes the question. There is no
recountable system without a paper printout, and no effectively
recountable system without a voter-verified paper ballot. The
argument will continue, but the case is won.

There is every reason to expect new leadership at the League's
next election, since this issue has aroused the membership.
Those who have announced their intention to run have expressed
much more forceful positions than the current leaders.

> This is a major victory and one that will be reflected in all
> League official communication between now and the general
> election. Congratulations to Barbara who started this fight
> over a year ago.
> My thanks to each of you you who assisted Barbara in this
> effort. I am sure she will provide a detailed account of the
> road to victory.
> Lillie

Edward Cherlin
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