Friday, April 07, 2006

Now Is the Time to Demand a Paper Trail

You Can Make A Difference! Tell Congress to Pass HR 550!
The bottom-line, common-sense intent of HR550 is to require voter-verified paper records, and insist on random manual audits in all the States, so that all voters can have confidence our votes will be counted as cast.

The Hill: Hundreds of activists to demand paper trail and open tallies on voting devices

Hundreds of activists will lobby Congress this week for legislation to make electronic voting more secure and accountable.

H.R. 550, sponsored by Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), has 168 co-sponsors, and proponents are seeking more this week.

The measure would require a paper trail from all electronic voting machines and would take measures to prevent hackers from altering results.

Most of the bill’s backers are Democrats, but it has attracted GOP support from Reps. Mary Bono (Calif.), Tom Cole (Okla.), Tom Davis (Va.), Phil English (Pa.), Michael Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Darrell Issa (Calif.), Randy Kuhl (N.Y.), Tim Murphy (Pa.), Thomas Petri (Wis.), Greg Walden (Ore.) and Frank Wolf (Va.) ...(more)

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