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Long-awaited e-voting lawsuit preparing to launch!
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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!
-- 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.
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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.
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.
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If we give up our levers, we're giving up our constitutional rights.
Concealed vote counting with optical scanners violates our rights.
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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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