Re: [FWD: RE: [vote-technology] Booted out of the Hotel at the 2007 Post-Election Auditing Summit]

From: Nancy Tobi <nancy_dot_tobi_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 09:34:35 CDT

The article quoted in this thread was written and posted before HR811 had
been given its number for this years session, which is why any references to
the bill had to, by default, be to HR550, its former number.

I have written numerous other articles since, about the newest version of
this affront to our democracy, HR811. These may be found here:
http://www.opednews.com/author/author2302.html

But most interesting to you may be Representative Holt's OWN WORDS on the
subject. You can see those here:

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=HANDSONELECTIONS

Best,

Nancy Tobi

On 11/30/07, Arlene Montemarano <mikarl@starpower.net> wrote:
>
> Me neither.
>
> Her work is valuable in it that its entire focus is on our RIGHTS. The
> protection of our fragile rights should always the primary point of all
> that we do.
>
>
>
>
> dr-jekyll@att.net wrote:
>
> One minor correction. It refers to HR 550. That was the number in the
> 109th Congress. In the 110th Congress (the current Congress), it's HR 811.
>
> Aside from from that technical edit, I find no disagreement of consequence
> with Nancy Tobi.
>
> --
> Kurt
>
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> -------------- Original message from "Edward Cherlin" <echerlin@gmail.com><echerlin@gmail.com>:
> --------------
>
>
> > Does anybody else think that Nancy Tobi is a crock?
> >
> >
> http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/print_friendly.php?p=opedne_nancy_to_070207_new
> > _version_of_holt_.htm
> > Tobi's analysis of the new version of Holt's bill follows:
> >
> > You can keep arguing the merits of this audit method or that, this
> > paper trail or that, but the Holt Bill has two poison pills in it that
> > can not be argued away:
> >
> > 1) huge unfunded mandate for text-to-audio conversion technology
> >
> > 2) consolidation of Executive power and control over Federal elections.
> >
> > We must fight this treasonous bill--and if giving the President
> > control over elections that elect the President is not treasonous to
> &g! t; Amer ican representational democracy, what is?-- and call it for
> what
> > it is: ANTI-DEMOCRATIC.
> >
> >
> > * Open Source software source code and binaries for text-to-audio
> > (actually called text-to-speech or TTS) in any language are available
> > at no cost. TTS software binaries are included with Microsoft and
> > Apple operating systems at no extra charge.
> >
> > * The Holt bill provides for Federal control of some aspects of
> > elections, but I would like Nanci to point out the exact spot in the
> > Bill where it says that the President would have this overweening
> > power. The President, in carrying out his duty of executing the laws,
> > already has the power to enforce every Federal election law, or (to
> > some extent) to neglect enforcement (as Jefferson did with the Alien &
> > Sedition Act) or re-interpret the meaning of the law. But no law can
> > give the President power to v! iolate the Constitution. For example,
> > "The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a
> > republican form of government."--Constitution, Article IV, Section 4.
> > That means each and every state, and the Federal government, including
> > Congress, and the Administration, and the courts. Trampling on free
> > and fair elections does not create or sustain a republican form of
> > government, although such means have been used from time to time to
> > ensure the election of a Republican, or in other cases, a Democratic
> > legislature and executive.
> >
> > Unlike countries where the central government is in charge of national
> > elections, the US does not meet the Carter Center's standards for
> > elections, and it refuses to provide observers for them.
> >
> > * "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying
> > war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, givi! ng them aid and
>
> > comfort."--Constitution, Article III, Section 3.
> >
> > On 10/27/07, Nancy Tobi wrote:
> > > Does anyone else think this whole episode sounds like a crock?
> > >
> > > A total waste of anyone's time to engage, IMHO.
> > >
> > >
> > > On 10/27/07, David RR Webber (XML) wrote:
> > > > FYI,
> > > >
> > > > DW
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > -------- Original Message --------
> > > > > Subject: RE: [vote-technology] Booted out of the Hotel at the 2007
>
> > > > > Post-Election Auditing Summit
> > > > >
> > > > > Kathy,
> > > > >
> > > > > Firstly if I was at that event and in the lobby and saw the
> schrade
> > > unfolding I would have personally marched you into where those
> organizers
> > > were hiding and d! emanded to know what the dickens was going on.
> > > > >
> > > > > How can the Brennan Center be associated with this?
> > > > >
> > > > > There are several reprecussions from the actions of the
> organizers.
> > > > >
> > > > > US government employees are barred from attending events where
> people
> > > are excluded or discriminated against, or are run by organizations
> that have
> > > barred people who wished to attend from their events previously.
> > > > >
> > > > > Therefore - the Brennan Center and the Verified Voting Foundation
> are
> > > now off-limits. I notice that many State officials attended the event
> -
> > > including Debra Bowen (California Secretary of State)- whom I'm sure
> would
> > > be appalled to know that people were excluded from the event she
> keynoted.
> > > > >
> > > > > Also people how! are re ceiving funding to attend - again could
> find their
> > > funds in jeopardy:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > http://www.josephhall.org/nqb2/index.php/2007/10/27/mnpeas2
> > > > >
> > > > > This link too is of interest:
> > > > >
> > >
> >
> http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2365&Itemi
> > d=113
> > > > >
> > > > > One wonders if the organizers specifically excluded you because of
> your
> > > support for HR-811?
> > > > >
> > > > > This whole episode needs to be throughly investigated - and the
> > > organizers need to provide specific reasons and details - who decided
> to
> > > exclude you and why - who ordered the hotel manager to act - and on
> what
> > > authority and basis.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm not sure who you notify! in gov ernment - but I suspect the
> OMB is the
> > > first place to look - so that the whole of government can be notified
> that
> > > attendence of Brennan Center and VVF events is now excluded.
> > > > >
> > > > > I would also expect Senator Holt to demand an enquiry and answers.
>
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks, DW
> > > > >
> > > > > "The way to be is to do" - Confucius (551-472 B.C.)
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > -------- Original Message --------
> > > > > > Subject: [vote-technology] Booted out of the Hotel at the 2007
> > > > > > Post-Election Auditing Summit
> > > > > > From: "Kathy Dopp"
> > > > > > Date: Sat, October 27, 2007 10:10 am
> > > > > > To: vote-technology@uscountvotes.org
> > > > > >
> > > >! > & gt; --
> > > > > > Friends,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Unfortunately, as some of you may be aware, I was booted out of
> hotel
> > > > > > where the 2007 Post-Election Auditing Summit - although I had
> not
> > > > > > violated any ordinance, had not even tried to walk into the
> conference
> > > > > > area, and had been flawlessly polite and friendly; and hotel
> > > > > > management had not received the tiniest complaint about me. I
> was
> > > > > > literally hounded and harassed from almost the moment I entered
> the
> > > > > > hotel. Obviously the conference organizers had arranged this
> reception
> > > > > > prior to my arrival.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Here is my report of events that I filed with the Bloomington,
> MN
> > > police:
> > > > > >
> > > ! > &g t; >
> > >
> http://electionarchive.net/docs_pdf/info/US/AuditingSummitPoliceComplaint.pdf
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This treatment reflects the lack of civil rights and intolerance
> of
> > > > > > dissent that has characterized this country since 911. I have to
> say
> > > > > > that dealing with former National Association of State Election
> > > > > > Directors, President Linda Lamone's desire to suppress dissent
> when I
> > > > > > pushed for election audits at conferences of election directors
> in
> > > > > > 2005 and 2006 was a walk in the park on a sunny day in
> comparison with
> > > > > > the behavior of the organizers of the 2007 Post-Election
> Auditing
> > > > > > Summit.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > No one can say that I did not give it the old college try to
> work WITH
> > > &g! t; > > the organizers of the conference.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If anyone wants to donate $10,000 for a civil legal action, we
> would
> > > > > > be able to uncover which conference organizers arranged for my
> > > > > > mistreatment at the election auditing conference and what
> fabrications
> > > > > > they told the hotel management in order to convince them to
> harass me
> > > > > > from the minute I walked in the door of the hotel.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On the plane on the way to the Summit, I had time to finish
> reading
> > > > > > one of the election auditing papers of one of the presenters at
> the
> > > > > > Post-Election Auditing Summit, and have just finished writing up
>
> > > > > > mathematical corrections that need to be made to his paper. Here
> is a
> > > > > > concis! e 3-pag e paper correcting some errors in Berkeley's
> Philip
> > > > > > Stark's election auditing paper which I had hoped instead to
> discuss
> > > > > > with him personally at the conference.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > >
> >
> http://electionarchive.org/ucvAnalysis/US/paper-audits/Corrections2PhillipStark.
>
> > pdf
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Stark made an algebraic error in trying to re-derive the formula
> that
> > > > > > I had previously derived in July 2006, and used a bound which
> was too
> > > > > > high for the purpose of ensuring correct election outcomes, and
> that
> > > > > > I had previously more correctly derived and shown in my
> chronology of
> > > > > > the history of election auditing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > There will be a follow-up paper coming soon to brie! fly des
> cribe some
> > > > > > prior election work by some of the conference organizers and
> their
> > > > > > speakers which might explain some of the reasons why some
> conference
> > > > > > organizers planned measures to prevent me from speaking with any
>
> > > > > > conference attendees, including state and county election
> officials
> > > > > > and legislators.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > As most of you are aware, I am an accomplished expert on
> election
> > > > > > auditing methods and should rightly have been a speaker at any
> > > > > > conference on the topic and certainly permitted to attend. As a
> human
> > > > > > being, even without my expertise, I should have been permitted
> to
> > > > > > express my opinions and to freely speak with conference
> attendees in
> > > > > > the public! areas of the conference hotel.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Here is a chronology of virtually all election auditing work
> that has
> > > > > > been done since 1975:
> > > > > >
> > >
> >
> http://electionarchive.org/ucvAnalysis/US/paper-audits/History-of-Election-Audit
> > ing-Development.pdf
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cheers,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Kathy
> >
> > --
> > Edward Cherlin
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