Re: BBV FOIA requests

From: Rick Gideon <rick_at_openvoting_dot_org>
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 00:06:33 CST

I am of the opinion that OVC should refrain from endorsing any actions
regarding the 2004 election and any individual groups.

The actions being taken, while needed, could be looked at as sour-grapes
by people who are not educated or knowing of the issues regarding e-voting
and its pitfalls. Announcing support for any particular action or those
of other groups may make OVC unattractive and harder to sell in the
long-run. We want to remain as impartial as necessary.

While not endorsing groups, we have some members from
advocacy groups who have
genuinely done some excellent work in the voting movement are it shows
they are interested in what OVC can do and that OVC is open to working
with industry experts to make a viable system.


On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, Fred McLain wrote:

> >From what I've seen recently, there is a consensus that OVC members here
> support Bev's Freedom of Information Act requests for voting records of
> every county in the US. I personally am of the opinion that officially
> announcing our support will add to the synergy between our
> organizations. Some here may have reservations about this. I believe
> that inaction is more of a problem then positive action. The push for
> open records is hand in hand with promoting open voting systems.
> Opinions?
> -Fred-
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