Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Potential conflict of interest

Colorado bureaucrats wish they had an extra 3 billion dollars. Their wish will be decided in a November 2005 election.

Out of millions of voters, one vote can decide whether or not these billions will be taken from the people.

Officials, by neglect, error or intent, can falsify election results.

Colorado elections are not secure, accurate, verifiable, or transparent. They can easily be rigged – especially by insiders.

Officials must never be trusted – especially when there is a potential conflict of interest. Independent overseers must verify each and every step of the election process.

It is vital that officials open the November election to maximum public oversight. Equipment and procedures that are not provably secure, accurate, verifiable, and transparent should not be used.

Unless elections are open, the potential conflict of interest will cause deep voter distrust.