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Ion Sancho Issues Statement Supporting HR 550

The HR 550 Lobby Days brought to DC not only passionate citizens interested in e-voting reform but also election officials who have been forced into technology battles that they never wanted to fight. Participating in the Lobby Days events today is Ion Sancho, Supervisor of Elections of Leon County Florida...

HR 550 Lobby Days Efforts Corral More House Members

Hundreds of e-voting reform "activists" (average citizens passionate about e-voting reform) returned to Capitol Hill this morning to push for passage of HR 550, with help from the "I Count Coalition," made up of EFF, VerifiedVoting.Org, Common Cause, VoteTrustUSA, Working Assets, and VotersUnited.org. As a result of these efforts, more...

HR 550: Still the Gold Standard

Will HR 550 solve many of the outstanding questions surrounding the use of e-voting equipment? Recently, a few strongly-worded questions have been raised regarding the effectiveness of the bill. Thankfully, the concerns are misplaced or simply wrong, as diligently explained by Pam Smith, Nationwide Coordinator for VerifiedVoting.org: "Recently allegations of...

Is Election Transparency a Partisan Issue?

That's what some members have either implied or outright stated when discussing the future of HR 550 with our team of lobbyists-for-a-day. Staff members for Rep. Jim Walsh (R-NY) called HR 550 a "partisan bill" and, in any event, that the "pro-computer lobby" had been pressing Walsh's office on...

HR 550 Gains Traction, Faces Resistance

Sometimes, all you need to do is ask. Aids to Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) informed Cambridge resident Carolyn Fuller and other citizen-lobbyists the Lynch would likely sign onto HR 550 by the end of the day. Lynch supported the bill, they said, but he had uninentionally let the question...

EFF Files Evidence in Motion to Stop AT&T's Dragnet Surveillance

Internal AT&ampT Documents Had Been Temporarily Held Back Due To Government's Concerns San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. After asking EFF to hold back the documents so...

EFF Challenges Dangerous Patent on Internet Test-Taking

Illegitimate Patent Chills Distance Learning and University Education San Francisco - An extremely broad patent claiming to cover almost all methods of online testing is coming under fire today. Test.com has used this illegitimate patent to demand payments from universities with distance education programs that give tests online. However, a...

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