READER COMMENTS ON
"Brad Speaking on Election Reform Tonight in Culver City, Web Site Hacked!"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 5/10/2006 @ 5:17 pm PT...
Here is a little bit from Deborah Ortiz's Senate Bill SB1706
" SECTION 1. Section 15204 of the
Elections Code is amended to read:
15204. (a) All proceedings at the central counting place, or counting places, if applicable, shall be open to the view of the public but no person, except one employed and designated for the purpose by the elections official or his or her authorized deputy, shall touch any ballot container. Access to the
area where electronic data processing equipment is being operated may be restricted to those persons authorized by the elections official.
(b) Subdivision (a) shall not be construed to eliminate public oversight. "
Notice how it says "...shall not be construed to eliminate public oversight. "
Then we find:
"b) (1) Any person who knowingly and without authorization enters upon any elections official's official or semiofficial canvass operations area or any area where any voting system component is being operated or stored, if the area has been posted with notices restricting access to authorized personnel only and the posting occurs not greater than 10 feet from the exterior boundary of the election official's canvass operations area, is guilty of a crime... "
"(A) "Elections official's canvass operations area" means any area or facility used by the elections official to conduct the tasks of the official or semiofficial canvass referred to in Sections 335.5,
353.5, and 15302."
So how does public oversight occur if they can keep you out of the room or area?
Brad - If it's not too late you could ask her that.
Debra Bowen is my S.O.S. to be. Ortiz is my State Senetor and I don't approve!
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 5/10/2006 @ 5:31 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 5/10/2006 @ 6:54 pm PT...
There is no doubt about competence here!
"I would walk 500 miles" for Bowen, but would not lift a finger to support Ortiz as SoS of CA.
I would support Ortiz as a fellow American, and all that entails, but not as SoS.
Sorry, I support competent folk and Bowen convinced me with her very concise, well done, and civil questioning of the vote machine officials (elected or appointed).
And so, even tho both are good Americans, Bowen is the competent one, and we need competence now!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 5/11/2006 @ 1:32 am PT...
I just voted for Bowen today.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 5/11/2006 @ 1:33 am PT...
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 5/11/2006 @ 7:58 am PT...
"I just voted for Bowen today."
I'm still waiting for my absentee ballot - I got the booklet with a note the ballot would be sent.
Might be time to call the registrar and ask what's up!