Below are links to two articles by the Tucson Weekly just out tomorrow.
Voting Counts by Dave Devine 11/29/2007 - Democrats' accusations of security breaches by the Pima County Elections Division go to trial next week.
“At a trial beginning Tuesday, Dec. 4, attorney Bill Risner is expected to paint an extremely unflattering portrait of internal security within Pima County's Elections Division.”
“Risner--representing the local Democratic Party--hopes to secure outside oversight of vote-counting procedures, and is asking Judge Michael Miller to order the county to provide copies of its election databases to all major political parties”. http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Currents/Content?oid=oid%3A103686
Voting GEMS By Mari Herreras 11/29/2007 - A lawsuit regarding election procedures has raised tensions at Pima County headquarters:
The Pima County Election Integrity Blues, by Michael Bryan of BLOGFORARIZONA.COM from 11/15/2007 - A very well written comprehensive review of the case http://arizona.typepad.com:80/blog/2007/11/pima-county-ele.html
The right of “We THE PEOPLE” to access a computer database is pivotal to the upcoming three day trial, December 4-6, /Pima County Democratic Party vs. the Board of Supervisors.
Our elections must rest on verification, NOT blind trust. Until now, no one has been asking questions or holding the election department accountable.
Public access to information reduces temptations for insiders to cheat during high stakes elections.
If “WE THE PEOPLE” prevails in this important case, the decision will set an important precedent that it is vital for “WE THE PEOPLE” to be able to analyze the electronic “debris” left over from high-tech voting – going all the way back to the year 2000.
William ‘Bill’ Risner Esq., the Pima County Democratic Party, its Election Integrity Committee (PCDP-EIC) and AUDIT-AZ is fighting for the people’s right to see that elections are conducted transparently and fairly so that we can lay to rest doubt about anyone’s motives or actions.
Margaret Mead was right: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"
Be a committed citizen and stand with us and ‘Bill Risner’ in Court:
Tuesday; December 4th, 2007 at 8:30 a.m.
Pima County Superior Court
Judge Michael Miller 6th Floor
110 West Congress
Hope, Peace and Democracy,
John R Brakey