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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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:
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