December 11, 2007

Rush Holt to offer opt-in election reform bill for 2008

Posted in Elections, Hr 811, politics, Rush Holt, voting, voting machines tagged , , , at 6:16 am by bluebanshee

The election reform measure with broad support in the U.S. House, H.R. 811, appears to be stalled.

So Rep. Rush Holt, the lead sponsor for that bill, is planning to introduce yet another bill in the hope that states will have the ability to upgrade equipment and/or plan for election audits during the 2008 election cycle.

This attempt by Holt to get some forward movement in time for 2008 is good news for all who are worried about another presidential election riven by chaos, controversy and and a lack of confidence in election results by the American public. The news about the new Holt bill was published the National Tech Journal Daily and was reproduced with permission on the VoteTrustUSA site:
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2682&Itemid=26

Holt’s new proposal would authorize federal reimbursement for states that decide they want to offer paper-based options to voters next fall, as well as conduct audits. His staff discussed the proposal with Democratic leaders this month, and he said in a recent telephone interview that he intends to formally introduce it soon. Read the rest of this entry »