Halt H.R. 811! (Join the EDA!)

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Warn Congress: H.R. 811 is The Patriot Act of Elections
An Election Deception Too Dangerous for Democracy
April 16, 2007


(And Who Will Decide) Who Counts the Votes?

(And Who Will Decide) Who Counts the Votes?
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“The Patriot Act demanded that in exchange for safety, we must give up civil rights.

The Holt Bill demands that in exchange for a paper trail, we must transfer control of elections to White House appointees.”

–Bev Harris, Founder of BlackboxVoting.org

  • Which voting systems are approved for use in our elections
  • Who counts the votes, and how votes are counted
  • How recounts are conducted and outcomes decided

This is a clear and present danger to American democracy.
We cannot allow it!
Halt H.R. 811!

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Greetings, Media Conferees
We’d all like to think that Rush Holt’s H.R. 811 bill, The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act, is a good thing.
But just like No Child Left Behind, The Healthy Forests Act, and The Patriot Act, the name doesn’t match the reality.
Well-intentioned groups such as MoveOn and PFAW–and even some voting activist groups–have been taken in by the Holt “Voter Confidence” spin. They assure us that H.R. 811 will “Ban Paperless Voting,” but here’s what’s hidden in the fine print:
H.R. 811 Actually Requires More Computerized Voting!
The Holt bill opens a back door to permanent electronic voting in every polling place in America, by mandating a new generation of unnecessary, unproven computerized voting technology, adding more secret software to our elections, and sending at least another $4 billion in taxpayer money to the electronic voting industry.–and–
H.R. 811 Consolidates Executive Control of Elections
H.R. 811 gives permanent control over the nation’s voting equipment to the
Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
— four White House appointees!

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PEN a Letter to Congress and Press
To the Honorable:

I write in opposition to the Holt Bill, H.R. 811, which promises “increased voter confidence” but actually perpetuates secret vote-counting by computers while handing centralized control of federal elections to four White House appointees.

Because it requires a computerized text conversion device in every polling place, H.R. 811 would actually require electronic voting machines, effectively ruling out noncomputerized voting methods such as handcounted paper ballots.

For the same reason H.R. 811 would also rule out noncomputerized voter assistive devices that provide better accessiblity features at far less cost, while avoiding the unacceptable risks of secret, computerized vote-counting.

This unnecessary, unproven, as-yet nonexistent text converter device that H.R. 811 requires is a gift to the E-voting industry and an under-funded federal mandate that will impose huge cost burdens on the states.

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State, County Election Officials Oppose H.R. 811
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