Re: Most blatantly bad election laws contest

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_dot_dopp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 23 2006 - 14:55:53 CDT

FYI, Utah did the same thing. It is now illegal, according to my own county
clerk and my own reading of Utah's newly revised election law, to audit the
vote counts!

The local press has also begun a local smear campaign of virtually
fictitious stories about me and so I can only assume that someone is getting
to them behind the scenes - but have no idea what yet.

A private investigator was parked across the street from my house for almost
an entire afternoon and my friend who asked him why was given his card plus
an obviously bogus story. I live on a street where only neighbors drive
past and I live on a section of the street where most neighbors drive out
away from my house - so a car parked across from my house was a dead give
away and instantly suspicious.

We must be making them really nervous. A parallel citizen vote count
coupled with an analysis of the detailed vote count data will be the only
way to try to ensure that the right candidates are sworn into office in many
states - if we can get the word out to enough voters and candidates.

I am fighting back and hope to work with a widely read alternative free
press in Utah. Grrr it makes me mad to have to devote time to fighting such
underhanded acts.



Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 10:23:50 -0700
From: Jim March <>
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Most blatantly bad election laws contest
To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed wrote:

> > In the category of "most dangerous voting system ever seriously
> > contemplated," I think we have to put the current system in Florida
> at or
> > near the top of that list. They recently passed a law that makes it
> illegal
> > to audit the machine count.
> >
> > Alan

They apparantly copied Arizona. I heard somewhere there were seven such
critters, if Florida is a recent addition to that hall of shame then
they might be number eight?

It's probably a holdover (in AZ at least) from the days when recounting
punchcards by hand led to "mystery chad" all over the floor. This is
kinda understandable as a concern but if FL *just* switched now that
punchcards are basically all history, then...what the heck were they

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