Velvet Revolution announces today the posting of a $100,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction for election fraud affecting the outcome of California's Proposition 8.
Proposition 8, the ballot measure that amends California's constitution to deny marriage equality rights to Californians, is currently undergoing legal challenge in the California State Supreme Court, which ruled earlier this year that denying marriage equality was unconstitutional. Same-sex marriages began being performed in June but have been halted since the November 4 election, due to the apparent passage of Proposition 8.
Velvet Revolution has taken leadership in questioning the validity of the vote, today calling for complaints to be filed with the Secretary of State's office regarding incidents related to the accuracy of the election. VR has also trained and dispatched volunteer election monitors in counties around the state to observe the post-elections procedures. The state relies on these procedures to prove the accuracy of election results, as California's votes are tragically still counted by faulty, error-prone, and easily manipulated electronic voting and vote tabulation systems.
In addition to the new reward being offered in the Proposition 8 race, Velvet Revolution is also offering rewards related to Mike Connell's election manipulations, the break-ins at ACORN's offices in Massachusetts and Washington state, and the 2002 Georgia Senate race in which Saxby Chambliss prevailed. Chambliss is currently fighting to retain that Senate seat in a runoff election to be held December 2.
Velvet Revolution's tipline for election fraud whistleblowers can be reached at 1-888-VOTE-TIP.