John Edwards says "YES!" to ban on touch-screen voting

Presidential Candidate Becomes First to Join Growing Movement When Queried About Issue at Campaign Event in California
Edwards Becomes Second Politician in a Week to Announce Support for the Election Integrity Movement After Being Asked About it at Public Event
While it’s unlikely to get as much attention as Ann Coulter calling him a “faggot” during her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last night, The BRAD BLOG has learned that John Edwards became the first Presidential Candidate to announce his support for a growing movement calling for a ban on the use of all Direct Recording Electronic (DRE, usually touch-screen) voting systems in American elections.
The BRAD BLOG was contacted late last night by Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Chairwoman, Mimi Kennedy with the news that Edwards agreed, during a campaign event in Los Angeles sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club, to join her organization in calling for an end to electronic ballots in American elections….

Other recent BRAD BLOG stories of note…

Ann Coulter Suggests John Edwards a ‘Faggot’ at Country’s Most Important ‘Conservative’ Political Conference
The Hate-Monger, Apparent Vote Fraud Felon Continues her Pathetic Downward Spiral Today in D.C. at CPAC…

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Brad, Common Cause Debate Rush Holt Election Reform Bill on ‘Peter B. Collins Show’
Common Cause Election Issue Rep Relies on Same Old Discredited Talking Point Chestnuts to Avoid Calling for Ban of DRE/Touch-Screen Voting Machines
Link to Complete Text-Transcript, Audio….

BRAD: My question is why Susannah, or anyone else, wouldn’t be in favor of counting 100% of the ballots in the first place, using those optical scan machines or a hand count, either one. Å  Why wouldn’t we just count these ballots, these paper ballots, in the first place on Election Day? That’s what we need. That’s what Americans needÅ 

SUSANNAH GOODMAN (of Common Cause): …You know, you could take 100% of those ballots and you still scan them through an optical scanner….the counting piece of this is electronic and it’s, it will absolutely, 100%, there will be a time when it absolutely fails, because it’s a machine and machines break.

BRAD: Well, that’s right, but we’ll have a paper ballot that’s been marked by the voter that they’ll be able to then go back and check, by any means necessary…


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