READER COMMENTS ON
"'Daily Voting News' For August 28, 2007"
(6 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 8/28/2007 @ 9:14 pm PT...
Yes, thankfully, Connie McCormack has stepped down. The LA County Board of Supervisors has an opportunity to set a different path. These five supervisors will determine whether we get another Registrar-Recorder who gives short-shrift to secure and verifiable voting or someone who gives it the top billing it deserves.
Gloria Molina, 1st District 213-974-1111
Yvonne Burke, 2nd District, 213-974-2222
Zev Yaroslavsky, 3rd Dist., 213-974-3333
Don Knabe, 4th District, 213-974-4444
Mike Antonovich, 5th District 213-974-5555
See here for links to their home pages
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2007 @ 5:05 am PT...
Speaking of voting , the Senate voting member list may change in the upcoming session.
Senator Johnson (D-SD) who has not voted in the 110th congress because of a stroke, may return to the list of voting Democrats.
The vote make-up will then be 49 Democrats and 49 Republicans, and 2 Independents.
So far the 110th congress voting member list has been 48 Democrats, 49 Republicans, and 2 Independents.
Dick Cheney casts the tie-breaker when the vote is even (50-50).
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2007 @ 6:08 am PT...
Hey Dredd, I heard lie brr man was on the short list for Attorney General. With this close Senate voting, maybe they'll think twice about that scary prospect.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2007 @ 7:34 am PT...
That brings up an interesting prospect.
If he is appointed AG, and the Senate Judiciary Committee allows a floor vote, and he is confirmed, who would replace him ... Ned Lamont?
In some states the governor picks the replacement. I have not researched that matter, have you?
Professor Dorf makes some recommendations for the performance of the next Attorney General, as well as some comments about the past head of The Department of
Justice Just Us.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2007 @ 7:50 am PT...
I think I ran into a snag for the chances of Lieberman becoming AG.
The lady governor of Connecticutt is republican, and would likely pick a republican.
That arguably could change the balance of power in the Senate, to the extent that republicans would take over committee chairs and majority membership on committees.
Don't expect the dems to allow that to happen. And they can stop it in the Judiciary Committee.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2007 @ 9:48 am PT...
On to Sequoia's Ballot paper...
As a certified Copier/Laser printer technician many moons ago, I can tell you, without a doubt, paper thickness is LESS IMPORTANT than the Papers ability to resist HUMIDITY.
Don't get caught up in a paper thickness debate with Sequoia, you will probably loose.
Look, instead, to paper coatings and humidity resistance. Most likely all ballots were of proper thickness when shipped. But let em sit a couple months in a Florida warehouse, soaking up some nice ocean air, and I can guarantee you, many of them will have expanded.
Cheap coatings on copier paper stored in a humid environment and you can see the exact same results in the form of Paper Jams and skewed print as the now thicker paper catches in the paper path.
Remember, we are talking about Florida, one of the most HUMID ENVIRONMENTS in the US.