[E-voting] Netherlands news, press release

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Wed Oct 3 08:36:11 IST 2007


I think this is excellent as it is.

I considered saying something about the decertifications in California, 
but the message from the Netherlands is more powerful and it stands 
better on its own; CA info can be added into any interviews as a 
subsequent strengthener follow-up.

Catherine

Margaret McGaley wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> I'd really like to see a press release on this, time is running out to
> grab the Irish press's attention for it. I honestly can't afford the
> time to write it myself, but here's a very rough draft. Please
> consider throwing a couple off minutes at it. Maybe we could get it
> sent by lunchtime tomorrow? Any volunteers to take charge of it?
>
> Margaret
>
>
> [NOT FOR RELEASE]
>
> NEDAP DE-CERTIFIED FOR DUTCH ELECTIONS
>
> The Netherlands is returning to voting with paper and pencil for the
> foreseeable future. A commission set up by the Dutch Government late
> last year concluded that none of the evoting systems in use there --
> including the Nedap system -- were suitable for use in national
> elections.  The deputy Minister for the Interior A. Bijleveld has said
> that she will accept the committee's advice and ban evoting,
> rescinding the law that permits the use of these evoting systems.
>
> The website of Wij Vertrouwen Stemcomputers Niet:
> http://www.wijvertrouwenstemcomputersniet.nl/English
>
> Articles in English:
> http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/27/dutch-government-abandons-e-voting-for-re
> d-pencil/
> http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2007/09/time_not_right_for_electronic.
> php
> http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2594&I
> temid=26
> http://politics.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/28/1216207
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/01/dutch_pull_plug_on_evoting/
>
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