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- James Lavin, "Please retire Chris Dodd from the Senate (Part 1)", 2009/06/25 - focuses on HAVA support and killing of paper trails
- "Even more appalling than Dodd’s initial drafting of HAVA is his continued staunch opposition to a paper audit trail. Three years later, in 2005, after the stolen 2004 presidential election, HAVA’s deficiencies were blatantly obvious. Nevertheless, in 2005, Dodd stood on the anti-democratic side of Republican Senator John Ensign (R-NV), who was calling for printers to be attached to existing electronic voting machines to create a paper trail to “make sure the machines are kept honest.” Attaching printers to untrustworthy voting machines was a poor “solution,” but Dodd opposed the push to add a modicum of election transparency and accountability, advocating instead for an even lousier “solution” — doing nothing:"
- "In March 2005, voting integrity advocates from TrueVoteCT talked for more than 1 ½ hours with “Ms. Kennie Gill, a member of Senator Dodd’s Washington staff and his primary assistant on the issue of electronic voting. [Dodd staffer Anthony] Householder described Ms. Gill as Dodd’s HAVA expert and the person who drafted HAVA in the first place.”"
- "TrueVoteCT was also upset that Dodd’s staffer falsely denied Chris Dodd played any role in killing paper voting trails in Connecticut:"
- James Lavin, "Please retire Chris Dodd from the Senate (Part 2)", 2009/06/29 - focuses on friendliness with the banking industry
- James Lavin, "Sen. Dodd after destroying bank regulations: "I welcome this day as a day of success and triumph"", 2009/06/30
- Telegraph, "Obama signs a bill that lets banks have US over a barrel once more" by Liam Halligan, 2010/07/26 - op-ed about how Dodd-Frank failed to meaningfully regulate the financial industry