Re: Focus on Rights

From: Arlene Montemarano <mikarl_at_starpower_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 05:52:24 CST

Thank you Arthur for your well thought out responses.

Arthur Keller wrote:
> At 8:05 PM -0500 11/11/07, Arlene Montemarano wrote:
>
>> But optical scan machines must be purchased and then certified and
>> gotten ready and all that costs money that the State says it can not
>> now afford. "Sorry, there is no time and there is no money."
>>
>
> Actually, they should be certified first and then purchased. I'm not
> in favor of buying more trade secret optical scan equipment. I'd
> like to see new optical scan equipment designed for security and
> reliability and with all specifications and source code made public.
>
>
>> In cases like this, the use of electronics can be an impediment and
>> a tool for those who would avoid direct citizen involvement.
>>
>
> I can understand your frustration.
>
>
>> Some of us in Maryland would just like to "get on with it" and print
>> ballots and hire people to do the job of counting. And let the
>> voting companies make their fortunes elsewhere.
>>
>
> I'm not interested in protecting profits for current or future
> vendors. My objective is to design, implement, and deploy a secure,
> reliable, trustworthy, etc., etc., open source voting system. I
> anticipate that such systems will be cheaper to procure and operate
> than current ones.
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur
>
>

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