UPDATE on HR811:
Good news. The Washington Post published my letter to the editor
today. Thank you to all who asked the Post to publish it. I could not
find an online version, so here is a scan someone sent me.
FYI, my local county newspaper published a story about my lawsuit to
establish public access to election records. Can you believe the
Summit County, Utah Attorney claims that if the public were allowed to
look at the poll books and know what the polling location vote counts
on each DRE machine were - that would enable the public to tamper with
The vote has been postponed to the week of Sept. 17th.
According to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Action Alert,
we only have a few days to convince our Representatives to vote "YES"
on HR811 and to vote "NO" on the unfunded mandate amendment to keep
the 2008 deadlines for manual election auditing in tact. Weigh in by
this Friday, September 14!! Keep calling and faxing your members of
Congress. Your member of Congress has been asked to let leadership
know how they intend to vote by Tuesday at 4 p.m. We MUST get our
response to Members of Congress by Monday at the latest!
Every House member will receive a copy of NACo's anti-HR811 flier
So I will try to have a one-page flier ready to go by tomorrow to
rebut it. If any of you can spare the time to help craft our flier,
or either fax copies of our position and response (when it is done) to
all the House members or distribute copies in person in DC by next
Monday, please plan on devoting some time tomorrow, Friday, and
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"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have
acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the
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it possible for evil to triumph" Haile Selassie
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