Re: press release

From: laird popkin <lairdp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Nov 16 2004 - 15:18:18 CST

Perhaps it would be better to avoid raising the issue of who or why
there are concerns about trusting the voting system alltogether, and
simply discussing how OVC addresses the issues of trust?

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 02:27:35 -0500, Teresa Hommel
<tahommel@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Alan, Sorry to reply late to this thread, but I think this is a political,
> partisan, and ignorant assertion. Given that computerized voing and vote
> tabulating systems can be programmed to give any result whatsoever, and we
> have no way of knowing that they were not programmed fraudulently, we don't
> know anything about this election other than than that nearly one third of
> the voters participated in a ritual, in good faith, using electronic
> equipment that prevented independent confirmation of ballot recording or
> tabulating, and concealed evidence of fraud, and that gullibility and
> ignorance won. Josef Stalin: "It's not who votes that counts, it's who
> counts the votes!" Anastasio Samoza: "You won the vote, but I won the
> count." Boss Tweed: "As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do
> about it?" Teresa "We don't know how many votes were lost due to
> mismanagement or fraud, but it appears that George Bush got enough votes to
> overcome the slop in the voting system," says Alan Dechert, President of the
> Open Voting Consortium.

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