A comment in Teresa's letter about the Automark needs more information

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu May 05 2005 - 23:05:17 CDT

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Hello Ron and Teresa:

Arthur caught this little article above about the AutoMark and I dug it out of the archives for you. Actually, it's really a case of how shameless and desperate the DRE manufacturers are to use the fact that quadriplegics might have to handle the ballots as an allegedly valid excuse to not have paper ballots. Sooner than we think, many quadriplegics will get remote control arm like devices attached to their wheel chairs and be able to handle paper ballots with reasonable privacy. Until then though, it goes way beyond reasonable accommodation IMHO to claim that the existence of quadriplegic are a valid excuse for all of us to not use paper ballots.

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