Re: suggested proposals for federal election integrity legislation

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Nov 30 2006 - 05:39:09 CST

At 9:07 PM -0800 11/24/06, Ron Crane wrote:
>Our voting systems (and our elections generally)
>need to be under direct, constant citizen supervision, not solely under
>the supervision of experts. Experts are great as another layer of
>protection, but they should not constitute the sole layer.

Critically important is that anyone should be able to hire his or her
own expert, or to band together collectively to hire an expert.
Having only a few anointed experts is problematic, particularly based
on how those experts are chosen. After all, consider the expertise
of Alec Yasinsac, a Florida State University professor. Wouldn't it
be beneficial if Christine Jennings could hire her own expert?


Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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