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Holt Issues Statement On NJ Court Decession Not To Require Paper Ballots With Voting Machines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

(West Windsor, NJ) – Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today responded to the New Jersey Superior Court decision, which failed to require the expeditious deployment of paper ballots voting systems in New Jersey. The ruling found that “[s]ecurity vulnerabilities are present, to some degree, in every voting system. There is simply no such thing as a voting system that is impossible to manipulate.” Yet, the ruling allows for the continued use of New Jersey’s unauditable touch screen voting machines.

“If, as the court acknowledges, security vulnerabilities exist, then the court and the citizenry should want the possibility of audits capable of detecting and mistakes or misbehavior,” Holt said.

Holt has introduced legislation in Congress to create a national standard of voting to help ensure that every vote is recorded and counted as intended. The bill would require paper ballot voting systems accompanied by accessible ballot marking devices and require routine random audits of electronic voting tallies.

“The fundamental purpose of the lawsuit has been to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the vote tallies by requiring the use of paper ballots as the basis of those tallies,” Holt said. “Until New Jersey implements a paper ballot voting system, we will have faith-based voting,” Holt said.

Although the ruling requires New Jersey’s 11,000 voting machines to be re-evaluated by a panel of experts within 120 days to determine whether they are accurate and reliable, requires increased security measures, and prohibits connecting computers that are used for election duties from being connected to the Internet, the results they produce cannot be independently audited.

I happen to agree with Congressman Holt on this issue. Ensuring that each vote counts and that each vote is free from fraud is essential to our democracy. Not to have a paper back-up system to these electronic machines, that have been shown to be vulnerable to manipulation and failure is just plain crazy and needs to be rectified.

Case in point – This past November an electronic voting machine in my district failed during the last hour of the day. The poll workers were unable to reboot the machine in order to retrieve the result, hence the numbers from that machine were not recorded by the county election board and were not certified. In the big picture would those couple of hundred lost votes have made a difference in the outcome of the election? No, because the margin of victory was to large to have been swayed by those votes. But in elections that in the future are much closer those uncounted votes could have been the difference and changed the outcome of the race.

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Can you wear an Obama shirt when you vote?


I have been receiving a few emails lately about whether or not individuals can wear Obama (or anyone esle’s) T-shirts when they go and vote.

 The answer is yes, you can wear anything you want as long as the person wearing the shirt, button, hat,etc… does not stop and campaign for the person who is represented on the shirt or item being worn. 
The person may be asked to take off or cover up said item by poll workers however, because there may be a 200 ft restriction of campaigning near a voting facility.  
There seems to be an issue with potential voter suppression down south and in black communities throughout the country, people are being told that if they wear such items they will be turned away and will not be allowed to vote.
The following is an example of one of the emails I received:
“Fringe groups on the left and right are tainting the election with false emails and texts, including some recent voting misinformation being sent to blacks in Charlotte and elsewhere.

The message, which has been appearing in email inboxes, on Facebook pages and in text messages, warns voters that they shouldn’t wear any Obama gear – hats, T-shirts, pins, etc.- to the polls on election day. Doing so is considered campaigning, the note says, and is against the law.

Said one message: It’s “a rule they’re counting on us (black people) not being aware of.”

Not so, says Terry Bott at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, where workers received about 50 calls on the issue yesterday.

“You can wear anything as long as you’re not stopping people and campaigning,” Bott said.

Bott also says the Board of Elections hadn’t received questions or complaints about any other misinformation schemes.”

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Can you wear an Obama shirt when you vote?


I have been receiving a few emails lately about whether or not individuals can wear Obama (or anyone esle’s) T-shirts when they go and vote.

 The answer is yes, you can wear anything you want as long as the person wearing the shirt, button, hat,etc… does not stop and campaign for the person who is represented on the shirt or item being worn. 
The person may be asked to take off or cover up said item by poll workers however, because there may be a 200 ft restriction of campaigning near a voting facility.  
There seems to be an issue with potential voter suppression down south and in black communities throughout the country, people are being told that if they wear such items they will be turned away and will not be allowed to vote.
The following is an example of one of the emails I received:
“Fringe groups on the left and right are tainting the election with false emails and texts, including some recent voting misinformation being sent to blacks in Charlotte and elsewhere.

The message, which has been appearing in email inboxes, on Facebook pages and in text messages, warns voters that they shouldn’t wear any Obama gear – hats, T-shirts, pins, etc.- to the polls on election day. Doing so is considered campaigning, the note says, and is against the law.

Said one message: It’s “a rule they’re counting on us (black people) not being aware of.”

Not so, says Terry Bott at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, where workers received about 50 calls on the issue yesterday.

“You can wear anything as long as you’re not stopping people and campaigning,” Bott said.

Bott also says the Board of Elections hadn’t received questions or complaints about any other misinformation schemes.”

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>GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election

>To those of you who are interested in, or are worried about voter fraud and the use of Diebold voting machines, should read an article that was recently written by Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane of Raw Story. They wrote an interesting piece last week about how a leading cyber-security expert and former adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he has fresh evidence regarding election fraud on Diebold electronic voting machines during the 2002 Georgia gubernatorial and senatorial elections.

Click on the headline to read all about it.

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GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election

To those of you who are interested in, or are worried about voter fraud and the use of Diebold voting machines, should read an article that was recently written by Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane of Raw Story. They wrote an interesting piece last week about how a leading cyber-security expert and former adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he has fresh evidence regarding election fraud on Diebold electronic voting machines during the 2002 Georgia gubernatorial and senatorial elections.

Click on the headline to read all about it.

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