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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Hello, <o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>I&#8217;m writing a piece for the Evening Herald (Dublin) for next week
comparing the experiences of e-voting in other locales. Some of the issues, particularly
in the US with DRE suppliers like Diebold, Sequoia and ES&amp;S systems are
positively frightening, not to mention the now-dropped Accenture-built SERVE
system the Pentagon was going to deploy this year.<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>What I&#8217;m particularly interested in, if you can be of help, is
information on any past performance issues (or plaudits, to be fair) with the
Powervote/Nedap system in the trials or actual deployments it&#8217;s gone through in
Germany, the Netherlands, the UK or in Ireland. There&#8217;s been a lot of
theoretical speculation about flaws in the system itself, lack of voter trail,
lack of open source code, administrative questions about security of modules,
proper training of election workers, the chain of custody for data, etc. <o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Any help would be greatly appreciated. Any requests for confidentiality
will be honoured. <o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle15><font size=2 color=black
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>My deadline is end-of-play on Monday, 8 Mar. <o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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style='color:black'><span style='mso-element:field-begin'></span><span 
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</span>AUTOTEXTLIST \s &quot;E-mail 
Signature&quot; <span style='mso-element:field-separator'></span></span></font><![endif]--><font
color=black><span lang=EN-IE style='color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-IE'>Richard
Delevan</span></font><font color=black><span lang=EN-IE style='color:black;
mso-color-alt:windowtext;mso-ansi-language:EN-IE'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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lang=EN-IE style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-IE'>+353
(0) 85 7189743</span></font><font color=black><span lang=EN-IE
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