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John Ensign, DVM Biography

Title:
U.S. Senator (R-NV)
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Without a doubt, Nevada has become the national model for accurate and secure electronic voting. Americans must be guaranteed that their votes will count – it is fundamental to our democracy. We can rest assured that Nevada’s election process is focused on ensuring that every vote counts.”

Press Release available on his website, Sep. 14, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Veterinarian, West Flamingo Animal Hosipital, 2012-present
  • U.S. Senator for State of Nevada, 2000-2012
  • Educational Pioneer Award, 2005
  • Legislator of the Year, Humane Society, 2005
  • Introduced the Voting Integrity and Verification Act to require voter verified paper ballots on electronic voting machines, 2004
  • Introduced amendment incorporated as the audit section (Sec. 301[a][2]) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, 2002
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-1999
  • Member – U.S. Senate Committees on Armed Services; Budget; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Veteran Affairs
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support; Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation, and Competitveness; Republican High Tech Task Force
Education:
  • DVM, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1985
  • BS, Oregon State University, 1981
Other:
  • 24th U.S. Senator elected from the State of Nevada
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?
  2. Does the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) Mandate Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails?