Monday, April 04, 2005
Action Alert: Speakers Needed At Humboldt Supervisors Meeting Tuesday 9am
- The County has no business doing business with Diebold or any company whose track record includes partisan executives, criminal employees, and "irregularities" produced by their equipment.
- Election machines in general have proven untrustworthy, as in making it impossible to know what to believe, by counting backwards, producing negative vote totals, ceasing to count at a predetermined limit, reporting more votes than voters, switching from the voter's chosen candidate to an opponent, etc.
- Paper ballots and hand counting will get the job done. Why do we even consider making it more complicated and less reliable?
- What standard are we applying to determine if any given machine or system is worthwhile? There should be only one: does it provide a basis for confidence or does something about it create the possibility of a permanently unresolvable uncertainty?
- If we are resigned to machines, they must be capable of accommodating every type of ballot legal in California. That means we insist on buying something capable of conducting Ranked Choice Voting elections.
Tuesday April 5 @ 9am
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors
Humboldt County Courthouse
825 Fifth Street, Room 111
Eureka, CA 95501