Tekstone Responds to Dianne Feinstein

thank you for your response, Sen. Feinstein. i am disappointed, however, that you would consider a bill proposed by a Rethuglican. you wrote:

“I am currently reviewing a number of
proposed bills to ensure accurate and reliable voting
systems. One such bill, the “Voting Integrity and
Verification Act of 2005” (S. 330), was introduced by
Senator John Ensign (R-NV)”

most disappointing indeed! perhaps you are not aware that this neoconservative, fascist, theocratic Rethug Party is the MOST CORRUPT incarnation of a political party in the history of the US. they want to steal elections and redistribute the wealth of this country UP to the richest few.

i understand that you cosponsored the bill in question. that is not enough from my representative.

we need TRUE PROGRESSIVE legislation that will first of all ensure that we have clean and fair elections. second of all, we must root out those responsible for the crimes here at home and abroad and hold them accountable.

i and thousands like me will continue to fight for these goals. you can decide to support us or fall by the wayside as we gain more and more momentum. the choice is yours.

one of many… progressive bloggers.

On 10/23/06, senator@feinstein.senate.gov <senator@feinstein.senate.gov> wrote:

October 23, 2006

Oakland, California

Dear Tekstone:

Thank you for your letter concerning the use of
paper ballots in the November 7, 2006, elections. I
appreciate hearing from you and welcome the
opportunity to respond.

I understand your concerns with regards to
electronic voting machines and the state of elections in
this country. Like you, I believe that election integrity is
essential for public confidence in our democracy and
system of government. Unfortunately, experiences in
recent elections have demonstrated that voting machines
can be vulnerable to inaccuracies that compromise the
integrity of our electoral process.

As you may know, on September 26, 2006,
Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the “Confidence in
Voting Act of 2006” (S. 3943), to encourage election
polling locations to offer voters the option of casting
paper ballots, should they wish to do so. This bill was
referred to the Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration, but did not come to a full Senate vote
before the end of session on September 29, 2006.

Meanwhile, I am currently reviewing a number of
proposed bills to ensure accurate and reliable voting
systems. One such bill, the “Voting Integrity and
Verification Act of 2005” (S. 330), was introduced by
Senator John Ensign (R-NV) on February 9, 2005. I am
an original cosponsor of S. 330, which would require
electronic voting machines to produce individual, voter
verifiable permanent paper records for every vote cast, so
that voters can check the accuracy of their ballots and
officials can conduct a manual audit or recount, should
one be necessary. Currently, this legislation is under
review in the Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration, of which I am a member. Please be
assured that I will keep your concerns in mind should S.
330 or similar bills come before the United States Senate.

Once again, thank you for writing to me. I hope
you will continue to keep me informed on issues of
importance to you. Should you have any additional
questions or comments, please feel free to call my
Washington, D.C. staff at (202) 224-3841.

Sincerely yours,

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator


Further information about my position on issues of concern to California and the Nation are available at my website http://feinstein.senate.gov. You can also receive electronic e-mail updates by subscribing to my e-mail list at


One Response to Tekstone Responds to Dianne Feinstein

  1. A.Citizen says:

    Tekstone speaks for me in this.

    And I am ready to show Feinstein that we are not going to tolerate her kind of ‘ReThug Lite’ politics. She’s a goner next time she runs if she doesn’t start walking and talking the Progressive Democrat walk.

    Joe Liebermann will be the first to get the heave-ho.

    Senator Feinstein,

    Do you want to be next?

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