By John Gideon on 9/7/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

According to a transcript of the Rules Committee meeting on Wednesday, Congressman Alcee Hastings had the following to say about HR-811: “I need to be persuaded. Otherwise I would do something that I have not done since I have been here, and that is vote against a proposed rule. If we ain’t gonna fix it all, then we oughtn’t fix something that ain’t a fix and is not an assurance that we have done the best we can. This isn’t good enough for me.” Meanwhile a Cuyahoga Co Election Commissioner ranted, “We should sue Diebold,” when the discussion came around to the growing cost of the county’s voting machines. ...

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