[nfbwatlk] Oregon looks to iPad to makevoting easierforthose with disabilities, The Oregonian, November 7 2011

robert sellers robertsellers500 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 11 17:28:17 CST 2011


Opposite sides I understand. My Dad was a Democrat and my Mom a Replublcan.
After voting, they would discuss how they cancelled each other's vote out.
As to the voting machines, I never was strongly in favor of them.  There
were other areas I much rather have had accessable to me  in my daily life.
Anyone who was close enough to me that I  had mark my absentee ballot, knew
how I was going to vote anyway. So my need for an accessable voting machine
was not high on my list of things desired.
WWhat makes one person feel indnpendent may not be an aspect of independence
that is important to another.  But, regardless of our personal feelings
towards an idea,     as Federationist  the battles we have fought and will
fight in the future will benefit some  segment of the blind and their
independence.

Bob



Bob

 -----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Mike Freeman
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 8:56 AM
To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Oregon looks to iPad to makevoting easierforthose
with disabilities, The Oregonian, November 7 2011

Yeah ... my ex and I, although of the same political frame of mind,
cancelled each others' votes out regularly, even at NFB conventions. (grin)

I'm not knocking your wish to do as much independently as you can. But was
it worth it to society to spend all that money on voting equipment when very
soon thereafter, damned near all the states went vote-by-mail? Wasn't it a
case of fighting the *last* war (as the French were always accused of)
rather then the present one?

I'm not knocking the policy -- after all, it was NFBW that caused the state
version of the voting access bill to be introduced -- but I think it's fair,
philosophically-speaking, to ask if we didn't demand something we truly
didn't need (unlike, say, access to office equipment or home appliances).

Mike


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From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of debby phillips
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 8:29 AM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Oregon looks to iPad to makevoting easierforthose
with disabilities, The Oregonian, November 7 2011

Well, it probably goes back to the beginning years of our marriage.  Craig
was a dyed in the wool conservative Republican, and I was pretty much a
Democrat, except for some issues, like abortion.  He would give me a bad
time as he was marking my ballot, telling me that his vote would just cancel
mine out, etc.  
I got a little annoyed.  So it just makes for better family harmony this
way.  (Grin).  Of course, as the years have passed by, both of us have gone
to somewhere in the middle as we've hashed things out.  After saying all
that, I like doing something on my own that I don't have to ask for help to
do, explain ey I 
wnt to do it that way, effc.  (Grin).    Debby

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