Re: PRESS RELEASE DRAFT

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Nov 13 2004 - 13:55:54 CST

Okay, I will have a new draft out later today. I have some urgent things to
take care of right now.

Alan D.

> Hi Alan and all,
>
> Other then the tone issue we discussed yesterday I like what you've
> written. Is there any way we can inject a note of optimism? Perhaps by
> pointing out that verified voting systems have been demonstrated?
>
> -Fred-
>
> On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 17:06, Fred McLain wrote:
> > Frankly I haven't taken the time to read this press release yet. On
> > this one point I'd say that 'disenfranchised' or even worse,
> > 'disenfranchisement' isn't something that resonates. It sounds like
> > we're trying to start a Burger King(tm).
> >
> > How about "didn't vote"?
> >
> > -Fred-
> >
> > Keep it simple.
> >
> > On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 12:22, Joel Harris wrote:
> > > Alan Dechert wrote:
> > >
> > > Long lines, registration problems, and a multitude of other problems
meant
> > > that countless voters were disenfranchised.
> > >
> > > -------------
> > >
> > > What does this mean? The term "disenfranchised" is jargon (in my
opinion, largely meaningless). Why not say something like "...voters were
discouraged from voting" or "...votes were not correctly counted" or
whatever the real concern is.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Joel
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
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