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You Want Us to Vote on that Crap!?! Fuggedaboutit.

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July 3, 2008
Note from David Earnhardt, "Uncounted" filmmaker: I just got back from the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute near Little Rock, Arkansas, where the film kicked off their new documentary series called REEL STORIES, and the Chautauqua Institute, in Chautauqua, New York, as part of their week long program, Restoring Legitimacy to Our Election System. In Chautauqua, the film screened three times in front of a total of 650 people, all eager to make change and help ensure the integrity of our elections. Glad to be home for Independence Day. Happy Fourth of July!



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You Want Us to Vote on that Crap!?! Fuggedaboutit.

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OK, let's just say, for arguments sake, that there was no malicious intent behind the myriad of electronic voting machines problems. OK, I know. Stop laughing! I am trying to prove a point here.

Let's just say the vote flipping problems are caused by "buggy" software created by inept programmers and the malfunctioning printers are because of cheaply made, bottom-line-only conscious hardware manufacturers. Let's just say that the companies that made these machines won government contracts, took our hard-earned tax dollars, and delivered, in the words of Doug Kellner,Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections, "crap." I'm just saying, let's just say. So if that's that case, wouldn't it be prudent for state governments to decertify these machines, stop using them, and throw the companies, a.k.a. crooks and liars, in the pile of non-responsible vendors they refuse to do business with? I mean, if the machines are crap than how can we rely on their results, right?

OK, you can stop stifling your giggles now.

Good news on that front in at least one state. Rady Ananda, writing for OpEdNews, has a complete rundown of what's going on in New York and the bi-partisan fight to reject sub-par equipment and save their trusty lever machines:
"I received a cache of documents surrounding NY's electoral system. Some of this material indicates justified resistance to computerized systems that fail to perform as intended, despite being certified. Some exposes deliberate info-suppression, preventing election officials from acting in the best interest of the public. One NY attorney extensively researched NY's election law history, showing the wisdom and security of prior law. A University of Virginia professor researched lever voting machines and provides a dire warning about new technology with its paper-based audit trail. This lengthy piece synthesizes the material for those interested in New York's battle to retain election integrity or to implement wholly condemned systems that have failed across the nation."
Take action: Contact your local newspaper or congress people to Save NY's Levers; Reject Computerized Voting.

(Doff o' the cap: Daily Voting News)

Grand Old Padding

According to the GOP, you can’t make this voter fraud stuff up. But that sure isn’t going to stop them from trying.

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In what can only be an attempt to prove the need for Republican-backed voter ID and proof-of-citizenship legislation in various states, the national GOP website recently introduced an online database that lists all 50 states and the incidences of “voter fraud” in each. But rather than prove the need for this type of legislation, the anemic database shows that it is simply a solution in search of a problem.

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Mary Mancini
Co-producer, UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections

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