Last updated on: 6/3/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert A. Brady Biography

Title:
US Representative (D-PA)
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Some states, Georgia for example, have adopted fully electronic, paperless systems and have been very pleased with the results. At a hearing last year at our committee, testimony revealed that after converting to its new system the error rate in Georgia dropped from 4.8 to .87 – which translates into 71,000 votes captured by the new system that would have been lost under the old. Clearly, electronic systems hold out the promise of making our elections far more modern and accurate.”

Speech at the Center for Election Integrity, Cleveland State University, cha.house.gov, Nov. 30, 2005

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:
  • U.S. Representative (D-PA), 1998-Jan. 2019
  • Consultant, Pennsylvania State Senate
  • Deputy Mayor for Labor, Philadelphia, 1982-1985
  • Commissioner, Pennsylvania Turnpike
  • Carpenter
  • Chair, House Committee on House Administration
  • Chair, House Subcommittee on Capitol Security
  • Senior Whip, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 100 – Percent Congress Rating from: AFL-CIO [American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations], NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People], The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, and the Human Rights Campaign
  • Twice-Honored, Friend of the National Parks, National Parks Conservation Association
  • Member, Carpenters’ Union
Education:
  • HS Diploma, St. Thomas Moore High School
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Electronic Voting Machines Have Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails?