Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Office of elections demonstrates understanding of Judge Cardoza’s ruling

by Larry Geller

We all expect that there will be an election in 2010, but exactly how the Hawaii Office of Elections digs itself out of the budget/legal hole it now wallows in may not be something every reader will care about. I know that. But I feel compelled to document this saga for future Googlers who might research our fine government. Well, it is disappeared news, even if for understandable reasons. So you can skip to the next article now.

Today the Office of Elections issued a new change to its RFP for voting computers for the 2010 elections: Addendum C for RFP-01-001-SW Issued October 6, 2009. Reading it, I’m thinking it could just as well have been a part of the previous Addendum B.  So ho-hum.

It quotes from Judge Cardoza’s order. At least the judge will understand that his order has been read. Otherwise, I can’t see that it changes anything.

These addenda don’t cancel the RFP, they just put it on “hold.”  See previous episode, if you really are following this. All these addenda will hit the fan when the judge considers the recent motion to block the RFP entirely and find the state in contempt.


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