Re: 60 minutes

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2004 - 21:15:33 CDT

On Oct 28, 2004, at 8:32 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
> David Jefferson was the star of the show, imo. Avi was great too. I
> didn't
> count the minutes on air, but I think David won that one.

I saw it too. It's too bad they didn't use Doug. But David Jefferson
was indeed fantastic. Of course, actually mentioning OVC would have
got us a lot closer to those million hits...

> Conny McCormack sounded very very naive ...

In a whole lot of ways. I was a bit shocked how awful she was. When I
met her she didn't seem entirely to get it, but she didn't seem that
bad.

The sad thing about here _60 Minutes_ appearance was that it really
looked like she was concerned about exactly two thing (in strongly
descending order): (1) Minimizing the work her office needs to do; (2)
Giving voters a good feeling about voting. I don't really doubt that
DREs can do those things, at least if voters remain uninformed about
the problems.

In fact, I don't even disagree that those two goals are good in a
general way.

But overriding McCormack's apparent concerns is a much larger one that
she seemed pretty well indifferent about: (3) Ensuring integrity of the
votes. While I think all three are possible at once, I think all us
OVC'ers would agree that (3) must come -way- before (1) and (2), even
if satisfying (3) is to the detriment of the others.

Yours, David...
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