Shamos testimony

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 03:09:10 CDT

If you have not heard it you should

The hearing on VVPAT absolutley slam vvpat over and over.

The thing is what they argue about is the tape and how bad it is. But paper ballots get tarred by association.

Shamos (about 1 hour in) also touts Ron Rivest ballot system (I beleive this is the triple ballot we have discussed)

http://cha.house.gov

the testimony starts out interesting with the "physicist" chairman showing his biases. Then get's sort of dull. Felton's demo is interesting if you have not seen it before, but it's nothing new.

About 40 minutes in the Ohio tetimony is the most damning for paper tapes. Anyone who uses them after this is nuts. Then shamos muddies the water with misleading statements conflating paper ballots and paper trails.

Dixon the handicapped guy is pretty powerful and says the only thing that works is the touchscreen and vvpat needs to go.

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