> Have you heard about the outrageous electronic voting machine meltdown in
> Florida? Voting machines in Sarasota appear to have lost 18,000 votes for
> Congress--and the outcome of the race is down to fewer than 400 votes .
> On these electronic voting machines, there's no way to recover the missing
> votes short of holding another election. Our friends at Voter Action, a
> legal election watchdog, just announced a lawsuit to get to the bottom of
> the missing votes--and to get a re-vote. But they don't have the funds to
> see it all the way through. They need our help.
> Can you chip in $50 or $35 to make sure the truth comes to light in
> This is our best chance yet to highlight the nationwide problems with
> paperless electronic voting. Legal action can make lots of new information
> about the inside workings of electronic voting machines public. Voter
> Action is joining forces with People for the American Way Foundation, the
> ACLU of Florida, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Common Cause to
> pursue a new vote.
> Ironically, the voters of Sarasota approved a measure requiring paper
> ballots in this same election . But the paper backup didn't arrive in
> time for thousands of voters whose votes seem to have disappeared into the
> The House seat up for grabs is the one vacated by Katherine Harris, the
> Florida secretary of state who helped Bush win the 2000 election. Democrat
> Christine Jennings is just 368 votes behind Republican Vern Buchanan--and
> the county where the machines failed is home to her strongest support .
> The Democratic Party is also fighting hard to make sure Christine Jennings
> is the next member of Congress from Sarasota, Florida. But win or lose,
> the non-partisan Voter Action lawsuit will help make our elections secure
> and accurate for decades to come.
> You can support the Florida voting machine lawsuit at:
> Thanks you for all you do--and happy Thanksgiving!
> --Noah, Tom, Ilyse, Eli, Carrie, and the whole MoveOn.org Political Action
> Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
> 1. "Did voting machines steal a Democratic victory?," Salon, November 22,
> 2. "Sarasota County voters prefer paper ballots," Sarasota Herald-Tribune,
> November 8, 2006
> 3. "House May End Up in 13th District Feud," The Ledger, November 9, 2006
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