Re: BBV FOIA requests

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 22:46:44 CST

I understand your stance on this Arthur, what's the reasoning behind
it? I know you well enough to be sure that it isn't a "not invented
here" issue.

I'm in favor of this because it would create a synergy between finding
out what happened with e-voting in the last election and producing a
solution. Others, including Kathy and Charlie are in an ideal position
to analyze the FOIA information if BBV gets it, (note they are saying
they'll put it up on a site). Is it possible that a great deal of
synergy could happen here?

Getting the facts via FOIA --> Analyze the data --> Fix the problem.

Right now we have BBV, Kathy and Charlie, and the OVC to accomplish
this. Being mutually supporting helps this process, not to mention
generating a bunch of press releases at a critical time.

Just my 2 cents,


On Mon, 2004-11-08 at 16:37, Arthur Keller wrote:
> It is my opinion that OVC should not as an organization take such a
> stand. Individuals affiliated with the OVC should feel welcome to
> take a stand themselves. OVC has no framework for making such a
> decision without board involvement.
> Best regards,
> Arthur
> At 8:01 AM -0800 11/8/04, Fred McLain wrote:
> >Wow, this sure got out of hand. Folks, I was recommending we support
> >the FOIA requests by BBV. What the heck is wrong with that? Can't we
> >take any action without it being a drawn out argument? Time is of the
> >essence.
> >
> > -Fred-
> >
> >On Sun, 2004-11-07 at 21:34, 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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