By John Gideon on 2/27/2008, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Today Election Assistance Commission (EAC) commissioners met before the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee to answer questions about how they have been spending taxpayers' money. One Congressman, Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), asked the commissioners about their HAVA mandated duties as a “clearinghouse.” The commissioners who responded, again, denied their responsibility to warn anyone of voting machine problems. They claimed that they just don’t have the staff or funds to do the job. I need to point out to the commissioners, some of whom read DVN, that I am the compiler, writer, editor, and publisher of DVN and it doesn’t take a dime of taxpayers’ money to do what I do. All they need to do is to forward DVN out to election officials across the country and their mandate would be met. If that’s too hard, I already send them reports of voting system failures every time they appear and ask them to forward them on to others who may need the information. All they need to do is to pass on the information as I request. Job done and the taxpayers don’t pay anything for warnings that voting machines may have failed in one state and that failure may happen on the same machines used elsewhere in the nation. I guess it is easier to ignore problems and hope they just go away. It’s easier, anyway, until you have to go before Congress and Congressman Hinchey begins demanding answers.

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