Media Advisory for November 5, 2012
Will America's 2012 Election Be Stolen?
Serious Questions Raised about Untested Computer Software In Ohio
: Press conference will focus on the ownership, programming, operation and management of America's electronic vote count, an on-going threat to the verifiability of our national vote count. Original story reporting here
WHERE : Lisagor Room, National Press Club
WHEN : 12:00 PM on Monday, November 5, 2012
WITH : Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate
Robert Fitrakis, Co-Author, WILL THE GOP STEAL AMERICA'S 2012 ELECTION, Green Party Nominee for Congress in Central Ohio
Harvey Wasserman, Co-Author, WILL THE GOP STEAL AMERICA'S 2012 ELECTION?, Green Party Poll Monitor, Bexley, Ohio
Revelations by the Columbus, Ohio, Free Press that untested software has been installed in Ohio's vote tabulation system, and closely linked ownership of voting machines by Romney family members and campaign operatives, underscore a serious electronic threat to the integrity of Tuesday's national election, and the desperate need for universal hand-counted paper ballots.
Reliance on electronic voting machines means power outages from Hurricane Sandy could deprive many Americans of their right to vote and throw the election into chaos. Opaque, unmonitorable electronic vote counts add to public skepticism about the integrity of the vote count that continues to escalate dating to Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004.
Election protection activists have joined with the Green Party to demand that the United States join Ireland in scrapping its electronic voting machines and return to universal hand-counted paper ballots, currently in use in Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Canada and elsewhere.
Bob Fitrakis, Green Party nominee for Congress in central Ohio, is publisher of the Columbus Free Press/www.freepress.org
and a professor of political science at Columbus State Community College. He holds a Ph.d. and a law degree.
Sarah Manski is a journalist and Communications Director for NoMoreStolenElections.org
, a nonpartisan campaign since 2004 which laid the groundwork for the Ohio recount.
Jill Stein is the 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate. Her Green New Deal platform proposes a Voter Bill of Rights which would institute significant reforms to ensure a truly democratic voting process.
Harvey Wasserman is co-author with Bob Fitrakis of five books on election protection, writes regularly at www.freepress.org
, and has taught history at two central Ohio colleges.