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Kucinich Withdraws HR811 Vote Reform Bill Support

Kucinich To Tell Rep. Holt He Will NOT Support HR 811 False "Reform"

By Paul Lehto
Democratic Underground - Sunday Jun-10 2007

At the national conference being held in New Hampshire and sponsored by Democracy for New Hampshire, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, speaking via telephone to the entire audience, announced today that although he is a co-sponsor of the Holt bill HR 811, he will inform Rep. Holt that he will NOT be supporting HR 811. In the opinion of this writer, though not a direct statement of Kucinich, HR 811 is false reform.

The announcement was greeted with applause from several hundred attendees present for this session.

For more details on HR 811, substantial information is contained here:

Also present at the were Sen Mike Gravel and Sen John Edwards, both of whom spoke in favor of more democratic structures for voting systems, and paper ballots specifically.

The Holt bill, HR 811, has had up to 212 cosponsors, including Kucinich, but Representatives including Kucinich and Maxine Waters have, in recent weeks, indicated that they have changed their view on the bill from support to non-support.

Kucinich also stated that he will "very soon" reintroduce HR 6200, the bill for hand counted paper ballots in the presidential race for last session. The timing is to arrange a national rollout for momentum on hand counted paper ballots.


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