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Republicans Are More Tech-friendly

CNET News.com compiled a voter scorecard for technology related issues, which reveals that GOP lawmakers were more friendly on high-tech issues. The scorecard covers a period of a decade.

One key finding of the study related to the votes of John Kerry and John Edwards:

Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate, scored in the bottom half of senators with a lifetime voting rating of 44 percent–thanks in part to his votes on Internet taxes and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. On average, U.S. senators received a score of 53 percent.

Kerry’s running mate, John Edwards of North Carolina, was in office long enough to vote on only six of the 10 technology-related bills in the Senate that were ranked in the scorecard. Edwards’ rating is 50 percent.