Re: VotersUnite Proposals for new Holt Legislation

From: Danny Swarzman <danny_at_stowlake_dot_com>
Date: Thu Nov 23 2006 - 16:03:13 CST

Article 1 Section 4

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and
Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature
thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such
Regulations, except as to the Place of Chusing Senators.

Doesn't this mean that the Congress has the power to mandate anything
it wants?

On Nov 23, 2006, at 7:19 AM, Kathy Dopp wrote:

> #3 while I agree 100% that electronic ballot voting systems should
> be instantly dumped, it is a violation of the US constitution to
> mandate particular voting systems which is why the 2002 HAVA law
> did not mandate any particular voting equipment, but rather only
> provided funding for certain types of voting equipment, including
> unfortunately DREs. If you want to eliminate DREs, you must only
> fund paper ballot systems, not outlaw DREs.

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