Monday, September 28, 2009

Lack of Confidence

There is very little confidence from those who have to deal with the minutiae or running an election that Tennessee can be ready for the Voter Confidence Act by next year, yet we have to be careful about spreading that reality around:

The need for a delay in the implementation of the Act seems to be the only course of action that could save many a beleaguered county election administrator in Tennessee. Few if any Tennessee counties are prepared for the new law as written, and the deadline for the submission of primary petitions and the subsequent printing of ballots for county primaries is about six months away. Early voting in those local primaries will start in April, and that means that ballots will need to be printed and loaded into voting machines by late March. In layman's terms, that means that county election commissions across Tennessee have just over six months to make sure that everything is in order in order to comply with the Voter Confidence Act-a nearly Hurculean feat.

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At Monday, September 28, 2009 9:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, it wasn't until the idiot Mark Goins took over that there was any concern about implementing the Voter Confidence Act. Tell me Dave, what is it about verifying votes that scares the hell out of Republicans? You go on and on about non-existent "voter fraud" yet the real fraud that occurs probably is done after the voter casts his vote.

Why are you so afraid of counting actual votes?

At Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2006 under Secretary of State Riley Darnell (Democrat), Election Chief Brooks Thompson (Democrat), State Election Commission (Democrats controlled), local election commissions (Democrats controlled) and county election administrators (appointed by Democrats) the state spent millions in taxpayer dollars on voting machines recommended by and bought by these Democrats. Now the Democrats are saying Republicans are bad for not replacing machines they bought. If the machines are so bad why did Democrats waste millions of dollars on them three years ago?

At Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly. Darnell was limited in the equipment he could choose under HAVA. Convicted felon Bob Ney inserted language in HAVA that limited the type of equipment that qualified for federal funding under HAVA (non-verifiable machines manufactured in his former district)and Darnell was forced to choose between bad alternatives. Since it was federal money, he has to follow HAVA when purchasing the machines.


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