GAO to investigate the election

From: Robert Rapplean <robert_at_rapplean_dot_net>
Date: Tue Nov 23 2004 - 16:07:53 CST

I'm sure many, many, many of us will be quite relieved to hear this:

Government Accountability Office to Conduct Investigation of 2004
Election Irregularities

(Washington, DC) Reps. John Conyers, Jr., Jerrold Nadler, Robert Wexler,
Robert Scott, and Rush Holt announced today that, in response to their
November 5 and 8 letters to the Government Accountability Office (GAO),
the GAO has decided to move forward with an investigation of election
irregularities in the 2004 election. The five Members issued the
following statement:

"We are pleased that the GAO has reviewed the concerns expressed in our
letters and has found them of sufficient merit to warrant further
investigation. On its own authority, the GAO will examine the security
and accuracy of voting technologies, distribution and allocation of
voting machines, and counting of provisional ballots. We are hopeful
that GAO's non-partisan and expert analysis will get to the bottom of
the flaws uncovered in the 2004 election. As part of this inquiry, we
will provide copies of specific incident reports received in our
offices, including more than 57,000 such complaints provided to the
House Judiciary Committee.

"The core principle of any democracy is the consent of the governed. All
Americans, no matter how they voted, need to have confidence that when
they cast their ballot, their voice is heard."

The Members listed above were joined in requesting the non-partisan GAO
investigation by Reps. Melvin Watt, John Olver, Bob Filner, Gregory
Meeks, Barbara Lee, Tammy Baldwin, Louise Slaughter and George Miller.

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