"Paperless electronic voting machines used throughout much of
the country cannot be made secure." That is the assessment of
the National Institute of Standards and Technology, reported by
The Washington Post.
The New York Times also recently ran an editorial entitled "Deja
Vu in Florida" proclaiming "electronic voting without the full
array of protections, including a voter-verified paper trail, is
Let's build on this momentum. Last week we circulated a petition
calling on Speaker of the House-elect Nancy Pelosi to put paper
ballots on the agenda in the new Congress' first 100 hours. Can
you help us send her an overwhelming message?
Americans are outraged that paperless voting machines cannot be
trusted. Here are some of the comments by concerned voters who
have already signed the petition:
"Paper ballots are the only reliable way to reproduce election
results. As an electrical engineer, I can tell you that the
software programming of electronic balloting is just too easy to
alter and modify. Please make this a top priority." -- Shabad K.
"Voting machines have been proven to be vulnerable to tampering.
We cannot continue to put Americans' votes at risk." -- Peggy T.
"Trust yet verify!" -- Penny B.
"Let's eliminate the doubts that have cast long shadows over
every elected official in a close election since 2000. It is
LONG past time. And nothing on the agenda is more important than
the will of the people." -- John L.
"Using paper ballots is easy, inexpensive and reliable." --
We need your help. Let's make sure that the new Democratic
majority makes paper ballots mandatory in the first 100 hours:
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