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Emily Levy is a long-time social change activist much of whose work now focuses on election integrity in the U.S. Emily leads workshops and coaches individuals and small groups on "Transforming Good Intentions into Powerful Social Action." Emily believes that the question "can one person make a difference?" is a false frame that disempowers us. Everyone makes a difference, and she helps people determine what kind of difference they want to make and get busy doing it!
Friday, May 27, 2011 Volunteers Urgently Needed to Help With Wisconsin Recount Analysis
We're trying to document that enough votes were affected by irregularities to call the outcome of the election into question and indicate the need for judicial review. How? By going through the minutes (official record) of the recounts for as many counties as possible,documenting the number of votes affected by each irregularity. There are over 3,500 pages and only a few days to do this.Can you help It's interesting work.
Thursday, January 7, 2010 New Analysis Shows Proposition 8 Election Results May Have Been Corrupted (1 comments)
"This poll was designed not to predict outcomes but expressly to check the accuracy of the official vote counts by comparing those results with the polling results at selected sites. The study reveals discrepancies between official results and exit poll results as high as 17.7%, with an average "within precinct disparity" of 7.75%, far outside the poll's margin of error.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Election Watchdog Group to CA Secretary of State: Investigate Proposition 8 Vote Count
Velvet Revolution, a national election integrity group, calls on California's Secretary of State to Investigate the Proposition 8 election to assure that the official vote count is correct. The group sites a number of areas of concern, including exit poll discrepancies, voting machine failures, and reports of poorly followed election auditing procedures, along with complaints from voters and election monitors.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Velvet Revolution Calls on CA Secretary of State to Investigate Prop 8 Vote!
We support the lawsuits challenging Prop 8 on legal grounds. We simultaneously call for Secretary of State Debra Bowen to initiate an investigation into the results of the Proposition 8 election, based on concerns raised by voters, election monitors and election integrity advocates.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Candidates Nationwide Called upon to Challenge Suspicious Elections (2 comments)
Current conditions in the U.S. election system have shattered confidence in election results. StandingForVoters.org, a project of VelvetRevolution.us, calls upon candidates for any public office to prepare to demand recounts, file lawsuits, or take other actions necessary should election processes or results raise suspicion. The site calls on candidates to take the "Standing For Voters Pledge."
Thursday, January 10, 2008 How John Edwards Can (Still) Win the New Hampshire Primary (6 comments)
Questions about the accuracy of the New Hampshire Democratic Primary election results provide a perfect opportunity for Democratic presidential candidates to show voters their determination to demand and pursue accurate election results. John Edwards is uniquely positioned to lead the call.