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So Who's Wearing the Tin Foil Hat NOW?
Harris County election judges have possession of Hart InterCivic eSlate System Judge's Booth Controllers (JBCs) for up to 72 hours before elections.
Participating In Or Chairing Your Democratic Precinct Convention Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Prepared by: Stan Merriman Updated by: Bill Crosier and Sarah Gonzales
WHY? Because this is your opportunity to impact the affairs / direction of the Democratic Party of Texas. It is the most basic grassroots expression of participatory democracy, right in your neighborhood. This is where Parties get built and changed. The main business is to elect and become a delegate to your Senate District or County Convention (NOTE: counties where the entire county is in the same Senate District have County conventions instead of Senate District conventions) to be held on Saturday March 25, 2006 where delegates to the State Convention are elected and resolutions passed on issues of the day.
I know... preaching to the choir... , but if you haven't seen Baxter the CHIMPANZEE filmed in front of a live press audience hacking a Diebold machine, it's worth a look! Quicktime Player required. Baxter was successfully able to delete the audit log, just by pressing buttons / moving the mouse on the keyboard.
If we don't fix this problem, we have truly lost our Democracy. The right to vote AND for our votes to be accurately counted is the cornerstone of any Democracy.
Latest: A new hack test of voting equipment ... this time in front of the election supervisor of Leon County, Florida. by Pokey Anderson Sunday Monitor, KPFT - Houston, June 5, 2005See also:
This hearing is the initiation of a broad survey to review data and hear testimony representing issues with the 2004 Presidential election processes, along with potential causes and recommended improvements.
WHO: A coalition of election stakeholder organizations composed of technical and professional experts, computer engineers and experts, statisticians, researchers, attorneys and journalists who have been investigating and analyzing problems with election processes in the November 2004 elections will gather from around the country for a citizen-initiated Election Assessment Hearing to deliver preliminary testimony of their findings to an independent panel.
The Verifiable Voting Committee of the Harris County Democratic Party has developed a concise list of reasons why we need a voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT). Download the talking points regarding the 21 reasons we need VVPAT.