Too bad it won’t come into effect until 2012 (when Pres. Rudy will declare it null and void).


A bit of encouraging news (for a change) to start your day.
More to come later, no doubt. — Brad

Nelson and Co-Sponsor Whitehouse Rewrite Originally Introduced Bill
to Do Away with Discredited Systems by 2012 and ‘Any Subsequent Year’
— By Brad Friedman

After months of being told over and over by Rep. Rush Holt’s (D-NJ) office, People for the American Way (PFAW) and many of the other most ardent supporters of Holt’s flawed Election Reform Bill (HR811) that “there is no support in Congress for a ban on DREs”, it looks like they must have been wrong. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and co-sponsor Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) filed such a bill today.

Here’s the complete bill [PDF] which we’ve yet to read in full. But note this item from page 41, Line 7:


A direct recording electronic voting system may not be used to administer any election for Federal office held in 2012 or any subsequent year.”

A ban on such machines, finally? Yes! By 2012? Unfortunately, yes. But let’s overlook that last point for a moment to look at the bigger, and more important picture…


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