Re: Another Ridiculous "Should Have Bought Sequoia" article needs to be countered

From: David RR Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Sun Oct 07 2007 - 12:05:52 CDT

Alan,

You may also want people to see / rent "Man of the Year" the movie with Robin Williams to see the dangers of concentrating voting machinery power into private company hands with no oversight / open inspection of the code and no verifiable audit trail.

DW

"The way to be is to do" - Confucius (551-472 B.C.)

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Another Ridiculous "Should Have Bought Sequoia" article needs
> to be countered
> From: OVC Announce <alan@openvotingconsortium.org>
> Date: Sat, October 06, 2007 4:08 pm
> To: drrwebber@acm.org
>
> __
>
> Dear Friends of Open Voting:
>
> Please write to the Examiner and let them know.
>
> http://www.examiner.com/Blogs/Voice_of_The_City?cid=sf-nav-garcia
>
> Yeah, SF should have spent the $12+ million on already obsolete technology from a company that is shakey at best. Remember that Smartmatic has been trying to sell Sequoia.
>
> http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/ad/trib12-22.pdf
>
> No takers. I wonder why. Could it be true that Sequoia liabilities outweigh their assets?
>
> According to the California Secretary of State, Sequoia is one of the worst options, same boat as Diebold with DREs so bad they are not allowed to be used more than one per precinct.
> http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting_systems/ttbr/sequoia.pdf
>
> If you run out of ideas, see this article from a couple of weeks ago and the comments after it.
>
> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2007/09/21/MN8ASA8T4.DTL&type=politics
>
> Thank you and best wishes.
>
> Alan Dechert
> http://openvoting.org
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