TBOR Tri-State Regional Coordinator Paul Lichstein recently submitted an Op-ed last weeks Iowa Caucus and the problems that arose from the new voting app they attempted to use. An excerpt from Paul can be read below with a link to the full piece after.
“Firms that are involved in creating the infrastructure for elections should be subject to strict disclosure rules. We need to know the ultimate beneficial owners of these firms. The public has a right to know who- the natural person(s), not shell companies, control, not sign documents on behalf of, these companies. We can’t hire one of the players in the game to also act as the referee and expect to get a good outcome.”
“Even more importantly, we can’t hire a referee who doesn’t believe in the game, or has an incentive to delegitimize the results of the game. A referee who does best out of 21 on the coin toss, calls pass interference before the ball is snapped, punts the ball into the stands after every incomplete pass, makes all the announcements in Hungarian, and restarts the game in the middle of a commercial break can eventually reduce the game to a farce, killing fan participation, player participation and interest in the outcome.”
To read Paul op-ed in its entirety click here.