The Chairman of FairVote took a swipe at the verified voting movement in his defense of instant runoff voting in the comment section of an MYNC news article. See Second Primaries In NC Costing MillionsRALEIGH, N.C. May. 18. The comments section soon became a free-for-all, with North Carolinians and a Burlington VT citizen taking on FV chair and others to debunk pro IRV talking points.
Here is one of the comments posted by FairVote Chairman & former Nirvana band member KristNovoselic.
Whats with this "election security movement" bit? Or the joke about conspiracy? Verified Voting, public observation of vote counts, chain of custody, audits, standards for voting systems, this is all a big joke to you? Its all just a conspiracy?
Don'ttry to peddle that to the folks in Carteret County where 4, 400 votes were lost in the 2004 General Election. Don't pitch that to the voters in Sarasota Florida when there were 18,000 undervotes in the FL 13 congressional race.
It is a really really bad idea to belittle the verified voting movement in North Carolina. Folks from around the state worked hard for this law, we care about this law, and we continue to protect it today. And we will fight the outside interest money being used to eat away at the Public Confidence in Elections Law.