Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
"The most important thing for Congress is to take a deep breath," says Dan Tokaji, an election-law expert at Ohio State University. He worries that momentum is building for something that could prove to be a mistake. "Passing paper trails at this stage, based on what we know right now is really fool's gold. It may provide an initial sense of confidence. But that confidence won't be long-lasting unless we resolve some deeper issues." Tokaji is absolutely correct. He just didn't go far enough and say that with no confidence in the paper trail there should also be no confidence in Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines. They are both, together or singly, "fool's gold". / In Maryland "Barbara Samorajczyk, who lost to Ronald A. George by 53 votes in House of Delegates District 30, said she conceded by phone yesterday after deciding that "there wasn't any meaningful way to do a recount" with electronic voting machines. "We cannot recount the machine," Samorajczyk said." ...
Liberals flex muscles to raise money, awareness of 13th District fight. LINK
Another disputed Florida race points up the need for a paper trail. LINK
With voting machines in Sarasota still under the microscope, a federal agency criticized machines that provide no backup paper trail. LINK
With 18,000 disappeared votes in a tight race, Florida officials should call a new election. LINK
Research group, politicians agree voters need verifiable paper trail LINK
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