Re: A little partisan and backwards looking but I like the concluding paragraphs.

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu May 05 2005 - 13:38:21 CDT

Thanks!
--- Teresa Hommel <tahommel@earthlink.net> wrote:
> This article presents the same pathetic argument
> that corrupt people use --
>
> "If you can't prove fraud, that means it didn't
> happen."
>
> But democracy means that people have to watch the
> handling of ballots
> and counting of votes. If that observation is not
> demanded and
> facilitated by the BOE, and is instead prevented or
> made meaningless
> (for example by forcing observers to stand so far
> away that they can't
> effectively see what's going on), then suspicion of
> fraud is justified
> and the election lacks legitimacy.
>
> When was the last time you went to a bank, and the
> teller told you,
> "DON"T count your change!" but you count it anyway,
> and you find you
> were shortchanged, and the teller says, "Banks are
> never perfect."
>
> Anyway, the lessson for OVC is that people --
> election observers --
> guarantee the legitimacy of elections, not
> computers. If the computers
> are honest, that makes the job easier for the
> observers.
>
> Teresa Hommel
>
> Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>
>
>http://www.tompaine.com/20050505/articles/what_didnt_happen_in_ohio.php
> >
> >My apologies in advance if this news release hits
> some
> >folks the wrong way. However, I personally feel,
> that
> >for OVC it may be more useful to let other people
> >continue to dig away at what did and din't happen
> in
> >the 2004 elections while we move forward with the
> EVM
> >system.
> >
> >Thanks, Ed Kennedy
> >
> >
> >
>
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