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Check out We Count for a great TownHall confrontation between
Vicki Lovegren of Ohio Vigilance and Michael Vu, Supervisor of
Cuyahoga County BOE:


/See this video at the We Count 2006 Blog /

This is well worth watching if you want to understand why pollworkers in
Cleveland will not be allowed to post precinct results. It is fairly
short because there is no reason. No acceptable reason in a Democracy,
that is. Vicki Lovegren of Ohio Vigilance lays it out in plain, clear
irrefutable language. Pollworkers need to perform an extremely simple
two-step process. The BOE agreed to do this procedure in the spring, and
now -- due to pressure from superiors -- may not do the posting.
*
/Please also see Vicki's call to action below:/*
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This is What Democracy Looks Like !

The whole world will be watching next week's election, and Cuyahoga
County's will be a major object of focus. WCPN will host World Have
Your Say here in Cleveland on the 7th and 8th. Director Michael Vu was
on Lou Dobbs on Sunday night and on CNN today. And wait until the new
film, Hacking Democracy, airs this Thursday?

A few patriots have been tracking Cuyahoga County Board Of Elections
over the past two years and know that there is absolutely NO basis for
confidence in the accurate and honest tallying of our votes by Diebold
touch screen voting machines and the Diebold central tabulator. The May
debacle, the missing memory cards, the discrepancies among totals, the
destruction of all May election data from the memory cards, and the
refusal to post election results, the utilization of electronic voting
machines in general, and the Recount indictments, are but a few of the
reasons we believe it is essential to have election-day vote-count
verification (to the extent to which CCBOE and Kenneth Blackwell will
let us.)

For those in or near Cuyahoga County, we must be vigilant this November
7th to make sure our votes are counted accurately!

There are many opportunities for citizens to be vigilant next Tuesday,
and I'm describing yet another, one that focuses on protecting the vote
count: Vote Count Protection Project
in conjunction with Dr.
Steven Freeman and Dr. Ken Warren
of www.electionintegrity.org

This project seeks to verify the vote counts on election day by, first,
conducting simple Election Verification Exit Polls, and second, having
"inside" people jot down the machine summary-report totals for the top 4
races and 1 issue. So we need "inside" people: poll workers,
election-day technicians and observers, to capture the "system" data and
record it on a simple data collection form. We also need "outside"
pollsters to ask voters to fill out a very short and simple questionnaire.

Sample data collection forms and questionnaires can be found here:
http://www.ohiovigilance.org/ProjectPost/CuyahogaPollDataCollectionForm.pdf
and
http://www.ohiovigilance.org/ProjectPost/CuyahogaSampleQuestionnaire.pdf

For more details about this important project, see
http://www.ohiovigilance.org or email me at victoria@wecount2006.org. I
am certain this project will be a fun, interesting and rewarding
experience--a civic duty more meaningful than jury duty--and you'll meet
lots of good people also engaging to restore democracy. (There are
other roles you can play, as well, in the days leading up to Nov 7th and
after the election. We need techies to do analysis on election day and
after!)

Victoria Lovegren, Ph.D.
Founder, Ohio Vigilance
Please forward widely!

P.S. If you are not yet an "observer", we can arrange for you to get
that status, in which case you can be inside the polls during the
end-of-day closing procedures.
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Kudos go to Matt Kraus for the great footage! And, note to Vicki ----
Way to go!!!! However, in the future, ....

*NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY! *

Onward,

Ginny Ross
Network of Citizens
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Ginny Ross is a member of PDA (Progressive Democrats of America) and EDA (Election Defense Alliance).

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