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Long-awaited e-voting lawsuit preparing to launch!

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Long-awaited e-voting lawsuit preparing to launch!

ETC is poised to file our historic lawsuit: we're seeking to have concealed vote counting declared unconstitutional!

-- A prestigious law firm is working with us!

-- We are about to file the case!

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-- With ETC's leadership, 20 NY counties, the Association of Towns, unions and other groups have officially resolved to oppose abandoning our trustworthy lever voting system.

-- Early rollout of the optical scanners (the new system mandated by the State's Election Reform and Modernization Act, ERMA) in the November 3 election, known as the "pilot project," failed dismally.

-- The optical scanners produced impossible results in NY-23, the special Congressional election(see side bar), bringing wider recognition to the dangers of concealed vote-counting. Conservative leaders are coming to ETC for help!

-- The timing of the NY-23 fiasco can propel ETC's lawsuit into the national spotlight. Right now we have the potential to grow our movement into the multi-partisan national concern it truly deserves to be.

And for that, we need YOU!

If ERMA is not stopped, you will never again see a lever voting machine in a NY polling place. And you will never again know whether the announced winner of an electionyou will never again know whether the announced winner of an election truly got the most votes.

What can you give?

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How can you help?

Our current needs:


Although we have a law firm working on our case pro-bono, we must raise funds for some of the litigation expenses, for media outreach, and to educate and mobilize the public. Donate now.


Our volunteer coordinator will find the tasks that match your skills and availability (a few hours a week to full-time): email

Help growing our base of supporters

Do as many of the following as you can:

  • Attend the 12/15 hearing in Albany (see side bar).
  • Join us on Facebook and repost our messages.
  • Follow us on Twitter. Retweet our tweets.
  • Tell your friends, coworkers, colleagues, and neighbors about the work of ETC and the dangers of concealed vote-counting.
  • Link to ETC from your blog or website.
  • Post about our work in online forums.
  • Use your organization's newsletters, meetings, and email groups to educate people and direct them to our sites.
  • Write letters to the editor.
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Please do this now: Click on "update your profile" at the very bottom of this email. Enter your information, especially your name and county, so that we can reach you if we need to mobilize people quickly in your area for an event.


If we give up our levers, we're giving up our constitutional rights.

Concealed vote counting with optical scanners violates our rights.

ETC is suing to protect your voting rights. Please Help NOW.

We thank you for your support!

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Oppose Certification of Optical Scanners! Attend State BoE meeting in Albany on 12/15!

Let's fill the room and show the State Board of Elections that the public cares about our elections and insists on
constitutional, transparent election systems.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
State Board of Election Offices
40 Steuben Street, 4th Floor
Albany, New York

Have you heard...?

Scanners made a mess of the NY-23 election!
Richard Hayes Phillips, best known for his investigation of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio, lives in NY-23 and is investigating. See his articles:
Impossible Numbers Certified in NY-23
First the Impossible, Now the Improbable, in NY-23

Columbia County Election Commissioner Would Refuse to Certify Electronic Vote Count!
Virginia Martin, Democratic Election Commissioner from Columbia County, testified before a State Assembly committee in October that she would uphold her oath of office by refusing to certify any election whose vote counts she could not verify. Read more.

Did you know...?

ERMA (the Election Reform and Modernization Act) is unconstitutional! More info.

Computer scientists agree: software-based election systems cannot be made secure from undetectable manipulation or error. More info.

Even where electronic vote-counting systems appear to perform smoothly, nobody can know whether the vote totals reflect the choices of the voters.

View our chart comparing NY's Current voting system with the ERMA-mandated system.
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