On June 1, 2007 a forum on election theft, The Future of Democracy in the Current American Electoral System, was attended by 400 people at SUNY New Paltz, N.Y. The following was prepared so that those of you, who now know that elections can, have and will be stolen, can take action. While this is geared for New Yorkers, all can use this information in the other states as well.
ACTIONS TO TAKE IN NEW YORK
The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case. – Thomas Paine
– WRITE TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, THE STATE LEGISLATURE & THE NYS BOARD OF ELECTIONS (http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/?lvl=L).
– WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (go to the press blog at www.re-media.org).
– HOLD LOCAL MEDIA ACCOUNTABLE: IF YOU DON'T SEE OR HEAR ABOUT THIS ISSUE AFTER THIS HISTORIC FORUM - WRITE TO THE LOCAL MEDIA AND DEMAND THAT THEY REPORT THIS INFORMATION TO THE CITIZENS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY AND SURROUNDS. Go to our press blog.
– DEMAND THAT NATIONAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORT ABOUT THESE ISSUES. WRITE TO KEITH OLBERMANN, AIR AMERICA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ANYONE ELSE YOU THINK WON'T BE A WASTE OF YOUR TIME. Post to our press blog.
-- BE THE MEDIA: HOLD FILM SCREENINGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Go to www.re-media.org for more information.
-- JOIN WITH OTHERS TO STAY INFORMED AND FOR LASTEST UPDATES ABOUT FURTHER ACTIONS: Check in with these sites or join the mailing lists of www.re-medida.org, www.electiondefensealliance.org, http://www.electionintegrity.org, www.GregPalast.com, http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com/, http://nyvv.org/, http://opednews.com, www.bradblog.com, www.ElectionFraudNews.com., email@example.com,
Below is a list of facts, positions, and analyses with supporting documentation that you can use to educate yourself, write to the above powers that be and actively accept the responsibility of living in a Democracy. Please take this very seriously and act like your life depends on it; it does.
Democratic elections are the means by which we assert our right to be self-governing. In order for the people to retain their freedom, their elections must remain in their control. Our elections require citizen oversight of the entire voting process and this is impossible when computers - with their processes invisible to the human eye - are involved. Since people are incapable of attesting to the internal workings of a computer, only votes counted by our own hand, with our own eyes, are capable of being verified by the people. In a democracy the people count!
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What You Need to Know & Need Others to Know
1. All electronic voting machines can be rigged without detection:
A computerized voting machine, be it a touch screen computer (DRE) or paper ballot optical scanners (PBOS) can be altered to change the outcome of an entire election and no one will ever know (See the myriad of studies listed at end at Government and University Studies—Vulnerable computerized voting- not fit for a Democracy).
The report of the federal government's technical advisors, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), http://vote.nist.gov/DraftWhitePaperOnSIinVVSG2007-20061120.pdf, found DREs "are vulnerable to errors and fraud and cannot be made secure." "The DRE provides no independent capability to detect whether fraud has not caused errors in the records...... a single... programmer ...could rig an entire statewide election". The NIST research staff further stated that they "do not know how to write testable requirements to satisfy that the software in a DRE is correct".
The report of California's Voting System Technical Assessment and Advisory Board (VSTAAB) http://ss.ca.gov/elections/voting_systems/security_analysis_of_the_diebold_accubasic_interpreter.pdf, (confirming the findings of the Hursti Hack, Black Box Report Security Alert: July 4, 2005 Critical Security Issues with Diebold Optical Scan Design (1.94w), 2005,