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
BILL TO BAN DRE (TOUCH-SCREEN)
VOTING MACHINES FINALLY INTRODUCED IN SENATE!
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:
“RESTRICTION ON USE OF DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS –
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…
COMPLETE STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5238