Debate with a chair - backchannel discussions among election reform leaders on HR811

From: Nancy Tobi <nancy_dot_tobi_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Jun 28 2007 - 07:00:58 CDT

read the whole debate here:
http://www.bbvforums.org/cgi-bin/forums/board-auth.cgi?file=/1954/47652.html<http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com/node/view/4272>

Debate with a chair
<http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com/node/view/4272>SOURCE:
BlackBoxVoting.ORG<http://www.bbvforums.org/cgi-bin/forums/board-auth.cgi?file=/1954/47652.html>

 The fabric of your democracy is being altered without any public debate.
Voting rights advocates are split on whether proposed legislation will
restore confidence or nail the coffin shut on our representative democracy.

Our calls for public debate have not been accepted, and due to the
importance of the issues involved, *Black Box Voting* is attempting to
develop a more public dialog on these issues, as a public service.

We have culled through over one thousand back-channel e-mails, in which
well-known election reform and voting rights leaders on both sides have
argued their case.

[image: Empty Chair Picture]

Because those with opposing points of view disagree with the value of a
public debate, we have represented their arguments with an empty chair,
along with an invitation for them to join this debate at any time.

One new issue in the "Debate with a Chair" will be published each day from
now through the Fourth of July. You may join in the debate; Click "more" at
the end of this introduction to see the whole debate as it evolves. If you
are new to Black Box Voting, you'll find instructions for how to join the
debate at the end of the article.

*ARE WE FACING A "CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER" TO DEMOCRACY?*

We are on the cusp of enacting massive changes in our election system for
the second time in five years. These legislative changes quietly rewrite how
elections are conducted how we will certify the upcoming presidential
election, what machinery we'll vote on, our litigation rights, election
administration timelines and most important the fundamental checks and
balances designed to give citizens sovereignty over their own government:
states' rights, the public right to know, and secret vote counting.

http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com/node/view/4272

-- 
Nancy Tobi
Co-Founder, Democracy For New Hampshire
Chair, Fair Elections Committee
Legislative Coordinator, Election Defense Alliance
nancy.tobi@gmail.com
www.DemocracyForNewHampshire.com
603.315.4500
-- 
Nancy Tobi
Co-Founder, Democracy For New Hampshire
Chair, Fair Elections Committee
Legislative Coordinator, Election Defense Alliance
nancy.tobi@gmail.com
www.DemocracyForNewHampshire.com
603.315.4500

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