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Year End Appeal for Lawsuit Support > > VoterGA supporters, > Despite our successes this year we will still likely have to litigate > the suit to achieve the proper audit procedures even if the new board is > receptive to implementing audit trails. We have not been able to obtain > professional fund raisers yet and are still hundreds of dollars short > for our year end legal payment even though several new contributions > have come in. > I am asking that you please forward this appeal to those on your mailing > lists and consider making a donation to carry on this cause if you have > not already contributed. > Thank you, > Garland > > > Dear Voter Ga Supporters, > We are off to a great start with our landmark lawsuit that is the first > to challenge an electronic voting method as illegal and unconstiuttional > under state law. Since July when we filed the lawsuit against Georgia > voting that cannot be verified, audited or recounted many good things > have happened: > * Three candidates, a Democrat, a Republican and an independent > write-in candidate have agreed to join our suit; > * The governor requested that the Secretary of State prepare a > proposal for implementing voter verified paper ballot audit trails; > * The Secretary of State reversed her position twice that all voting > machines would have to be replaced to implement secure printers for > audit trails; > * All three of our major opponents who blocked statewide voter > verified paper ballot audit trails were soundly defeated in the 2006 > elections; > * The Elections Director who adamantly opposed our legislative > initiatives has resigned and been hired by Diebold; > * The State Election Board held three public hearings on the flawed > audit trail pilot and appear suppportive of our cause; > * An Election Board member publlicly told the AJC that the 2006 > elections will probably be the last held on DRE equipment; > * We have established a working relationship with the State Eleciton > Board and they seem willing to listen to us; > * The incoming Secretary of State met with us bduring her campaign > and appears willing to address our issues; > * We have gained national and local media coverage on television, > radio, newspapers and web based outlets. > > We are well on our way to victory in a suit that will take Georgia from > worst to first nationally in voting system implementation but we still > have one major roadblock. We must make our next legal payment by the end > of the year to continue this fight and we are a couple of thousand > dollars short. Many of you have already generously contributed your time > and money and I ask you to please spread the word to others who can > afford to help us in this fight. If you have not made a donation, I ask > that you please make one this month. Oour lawyer haas given us the best > possible terms that we could ever have wanted but he and his staff > cannot work for without some reasonable compensation for the amount of > hours that this lawsuit will require. As we all have learned, Freedom is > not free. Please click here > ga%2eorg&item_name=Voters%20Organized%20for%20Trusted%20Election%20Resul > ts%20in%20Georgia&no_shipping=0&tax=0¤cy_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonation > sBF&charset=UTF%2d8> to make a donation or mail your contribution to: > Voter GA P.O. Box 808 Decatur, Ga. 30031 > We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff so all money > that you give will directly offset the legal expenses of preparing a > suit to restore the integrity of elections in Georgia. The include > preparation of the suit, preparation for trial and the trial itself. If > you make a contribution of $100 or more you are entitled to your choice > of a special video or book as explained on our web site at > www.voterga.org. We also have a 501C3 application pending to achieve tax > deductible contribution status. If you have not done so already please > join the fight to save the principles of democracy in Georgia. > Thank you, > Garland > 404 664-4044 CL

 

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