[E-voting] Keep it free - Friday, May 1st

Colm MacCárthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Thu Apr 23 17:55:15 IST 2009

Woo, e-voting abandoned, etc ... yay :-) I have a a thesis due tomorrow, and

so can't talk much, and have turned off my phone as there were so many
interview requests.

Anyway, I've been bad about this .. some people came back to me, including
Mags and Cian, saying they can't make next Friday - I forgot it was a bank
holiday weekend, a lot of people are going away. How does Thursday work
for people?

It has the advantage of being on the same date, five years to
the day since the original CEV report.

2009/2/20 Colm MacCárthaigh <colm at stdlib.net>

> A party isn't news :-) Let's be able to enjoy ourselves without the
> press around. As I said, we're working on some PR for the week, maybe
> an opinion piece or two, maybe a retrospective piece on the radio.
> But it doesn't really matter, the issue is over, and for now - sense
> prevailed. It's frustrating that there all sorts of grimy details that
> have been misrepresented at every turn, but clarifying them isn't our
> agenda, defeating untrustworthy e-voting is.
> However, since we are going to plan some PR, it is worth while putting
> together a two page briefing document, just a sentence or two with
> common points and rebuttals that we always end up making (for example
> that the trials were not a success, detailing the discrepancies, in
> two different directions, and so on). I can collate and research all
> of these if you have any in mind.
> The other thing we need to do is to create some news in advance. We
> can have some well-formulated questions put to the minister, and then
> use any data we get in April. Suggestions for questions welcome.
> --
> Colm

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