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You can download an 8-page training manual at http://tinyurl.com/hrnox and run a PE with nine neighbors. Our training schedule is at http://tinyurl.com/ly5cx if you're in Ohio. Much thanks to GuvWurld.org, OpEdNews.com and FreePress.org for publicizing Parallel Elections.

We're also looking for 1000 videographes to cover the Midtem elections in Ohio. In 04, some were able to surreptitiously video inside the precinct, a practice that might land you in jail. In a Parallel Election run by citizens, not only do we welcome videographers, but we're looking to upload live streaming on Election Day. If you wish to share your footage which may be clipped into a documentary, we'll send you a digital video cartridge and a SASE in which to return it. Contact Rady Ananda at rady.j30@gmail.com for more information.

PE trainings will be held at the Cleveland http://www.wecount2006.org conference, Sept. 29-30. This is an excellent opportunity to learn other ways you can join in taking back our democracy.

In Columbus on Sunday 10/1 during An Afternoon with Bev Harris at the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 So. 3rd Street (2-6 pm).

In Columbus on Sunday, 10/15 at the Voter Rights Revival Conference. See http://www.freepress.org /VRRC. Also - join our Drum Circle on Saturday 10/14 from 1-3 pm in the outside plaza of Columbus State Community College. We'll be drumming for democracy.

Below is a short list of reports by computer experts slamming these machines because they are so easily hacked. Meanwhile, if you feel you must continue to vote, even if on these computers, at least follow the advice given in this pamphlet: http://tinyurl.com/r6bj8 And do send us a report of any machine problems, or other voting problems, that you experience.


Envision an election that is a celebratory event run by you and your neighbors, and you will create democracy in your precinct.


Rady Ananda rady.j30@gmail.com
Election Research
PE Organizer
Columbus, Ohio

Princeton University 9/06, http://itpolicy.princeton.edu/voting/ts-paper.pdf Video at http://itpolicy.princeton.edu/voting/videos.html but if you want to watch a funny video, all true, go to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marty-kaplan/how-to-hack-a-diebold-vot_b_26301.html )

GAO - Government Accountability Office, 9/05, http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05956.pdf

Finnish computer expert Harry Hursti Hack 2, http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbvtsxstudy.pdf

Carter-Baker Commission, Wall Street Journal article at http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/sb114739688261250925-q5rh2ocioxu6mgjms6bzpzlohy_20060610.html

CRS - Congressional Research Service report, 11/03, http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~rivest/voting/reports/fischer-electionreformandelectronicvotingsystemsdres.pdf

Avi Rubin, National Science Foundation Director of ACCURATE center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections. http://avirubin.com/ or you can read a September Forbes Magazine article he wrote:
https://www.keepmedia.com/Auth.do?extId=10022&uri=/archive/forbes/2006/0904/040.html

Election Science Institute (a private independent organization) August 2006 report on Cuyahoga County, Ohio: http://bocc.cuyahogacounty.us/gsc/pdf/esi_cuyahoga_final.pdf If you have trouble, try the ESI website, then click on Cuyahoga report at http://www.electionscience.org/

Video of Maryland Governor quote found on "Help America Vote on Paper," a 19-minute DVD produced by www.eon3.net

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In 2004, Rady Ananda joined the growing community of citizen journalists. Initially focused on elections, she investigated the 2004 Ohio election, organizing, training and leading several forays into counties to photograph the 2004 ballots. She officially served at three recounts, including the 2004 recount. She also organized and led the team that audited Franklin County Ohio's 2006 election, proving the number of voter signatures did not match official results. Her work appears in three books.

Her blogs also address religious, gender, sexual and racial equality, as well as environmental issues; and are sprinkled with book and film reviews on various topics. She spent most of her working life as a researcher or investigator for private lawyers, and five years as an editor.

She graduated from The Ohio State University's School of Agriculture in December 2003 with a B.S. in Natural Resources.

All material offered here is the property of Rady Ananda, copyright 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. Permission is granted to repost, with proper attribution including the original link.

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really great article, rady. you covered all the b... by Joan Brunwasser on Monday, Sep 18, 2006 at 5:34:25 PM
The Constitution says that Representatives are sup... by Mark E. Smith on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 at 12:20:39 AM
To modify my paragraph that starts with "As to Opt... by Rady Ananda on Monday, Oct 2, 2006 at 4:01:13 PM

 

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