Brad Friedman (BRAD BLOG) v. Ralph Neas (PFAW) on Amending the Holt Election Reform Bill to Ban DRE Touch-Screen Voting Systems

As Heard on ‘Ring of Fire’ with RFK Jr. & Mike Papantonio: I Support Banning DREs, Neas Opposes Such a Ban, and Speaks in Support of DREs
Papantonio: ‘Brad, my bet is on you on this one’ — Audio & Transcripts Now Posted

Posted By Brad Friedman On 21st March 2007 @ 01:51

The Saturday before last I was interviewed on Air America’s Ring of Fire [1] with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio concerning my call for the Election Reform Bill (HR811) [2] by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) to be amended to include a full ban on Direct Recording Electronic (DRE, usually touch-screen) voting systems.

The interview was pre-taped, and an edited-for-time version was aired. The complete, unedited version of that 15 minute interview, along with a text-transcript is now posted here [3].

This past Saturday, Ralph Neas, the president of People for the American Way [4] (PFAW), one of the groups supporting the Holt Bill as is, and fighting against a ban on DRE voting systems, was interviewed on Ring of Fire. I had been critical of PFAW’s unwaivering support of the bill during my interview the week before (as I have been in many articles here and elsewhere), so Bobby Kennedy asked Neas, a number of times, to answer directly to some of my criticisms.

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