Friday, November 10, 2006

Help Democrats Get Elected Act of 2002

Here is an interesting sequence of events...

In a few counties of Florida in 2000, a bunch of dumb people didn't know how to punch chads. They claimed they were disenfranchised, right? Florida's problem, right? No...

The Feds after the 2000 Florida fiasco invented a new law that all voting machines must be electronic. So PA decided to go all electronic, but they didn't have a referendum, which, strictly according to our state law they needed. It went to court early this year. The court ignored the referendum argument and said that PA must go forward because of the federal law. So every county had to come up with their own solution, rather than it being a statewide uniform solution. Attached are several letters to the editor written to local newspapers complaining about the new machines. My main complaint then was that I don't like the loss of tactile feedback, and that this new electronic mechanism is fraught with new ways for election tinkering.

Take a look at the Help America Vote Act: (should be called, Help Democrats Get Elected Act)

Click on this link, and see who the parent company is (can anyone say Hugo Chavez)

Then check out the Venezuelan Recall Referendum of 2004

Finally, the Democrats win by a landslide in PA in 2006

Is anyone beginning to get a little skeptical yet?

Leave us alone
Saturday, February 25, 2006

Why does our so-called compassionate federal government feel compelled to continue to force its one-size-fits-all electronic-voting mandate on everyone?

The feds are going to sue to overturn a Commonwealth Court ruling that says Westmoreland County voters must approve any new voting machines ("Feds plan ballot lawsuit," Feb. 23 and

We do have our own state Constitution, and we choose to listen to our own drummer rather than a ludicrous federal mandate, based on a
knee-jerk reaction in Florida's vote-counting fiasco in 2000.

What is so wrong with letting each state determine its own course? The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

We already have perfectly suitable levered machines with laudable tactile feedback that have been used ever since I started voting in 1976.

Why not simply let Florida solve its own problems?

I say to the feds: Leave us alone.
Machine vote
Friday, March 3, 2006

Government of the people, by the people, for the people has finally perished from the earth ("Pa. high court clears way for Westmoreland electronic voting,", March 2).

In response to hanging chads in Florida, we the people of Pennsylvania don't get to vote on our own form voting machines. It was determined for us, by the federal Congress, the county and finally, our state Supreme Court.

Good luck to all us voters trying to figure out touch screens (with fingerprints all over them?). Has anyone even mentioned the likelihood of new forms of fraud with electronic voting?


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