This week in Texas
Rep Lon Burnam, Texas House District 90, will make the announcement of new HB 3894, mandating paper ballots, hand-counted in public view with citizen oversight, with totals posted at the precinct level.
- David Rogers, assistant general counsel of the Texas Legal Foundation and former campaign manager for Republican Texas Supreme Court Justice Candidate Steve Smith, will make a statement about his experience in the Texas 2006 primary regarding e-voting disaster and huge cost of recounts that do not even reflect voter intent. Rogers is a longtime conservative Republican activist.
- Bruce Oâ€™Dell, (mentioned above), will give a statement about why electronic voting is unsafe and can not technically be made “easier, faster, nor secureâ€¦”
- Sputnik, Founder and State Chairman of the Texas Motorcycle Bikersâ€™ Association, member of the National Legislation Task Force and a member of the Texas Chapter of the Lawmakers Club. Sputnik will speak in support of HB 3894.
- Vickie Karp, PR Director, Vote Rescue and Board Member, Black Box Voting, will address why “voter verifiable paper audit trails” wonâ€™t solve e-voting fraud, and introduce VoteRescueâ€™s Cost Analysis of E-Voting Elections vs. Hand-Counted Paper Ballots. Joni Ashbrook of VoteRescue will present a short summary of the astronomical costs of electronically held elections as reported through interviews with Texas county election officials.
Karen Renick, Founder and Director of VoteRescue, Austin election integrity group supporting HB 3894, will introduce the “Vote-PAD”, the non-electronic voting system which allows the disabled to vote without assistance, fulfilling the mandate of the Help America Vote Act of 2002.