Re: Dick Johnson to lead OVC team on report for GAO

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 13 2005 - 16:02:32 CDT

"Edward Cherlin" <cherlin@pacbell.net> wrote:

> On the topic of auditability, I would like us to suggest in this
> report the need for an independent National Voting Safety Board
> modeled on the National Transportation Safety Board and on
> various software security hazard groups in government, industry,
> and non-profits. The NVSB should have authority and unshirkable
> responsibility to investigate all reported incidents of election
> irregularities, national, state, or local, to report regularly
> on the state of voting systems, and to force action against any
> system that shows preventable error, cheating, or official
> malfeasance, including forbidding the use of hazardous systems
> in upcoming elections. (Optical mark sense should be the minimum
> standard and the default fallback.)
>
Ostensibly, this is stuff the EAC was created to do.

Alan D.

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