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New Democratic Policy re: Counting and Conceding

By Kathy Dopp, National Election Data Archive  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     (# of views)   2 comments
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A well-researched article in RawStory re. the lax security in California's primary election (Diebold) also describes two recent Republican primary races (ES&S) that were over-turned when the initial Republican "losers" requested hand recounts of the electronic counts.

Democrats have adopted a new policy of advising candidates not to concede until all votes are counted and to raise funds for election contests prior to elections. (See article below.)

The National Election Data Archive advises candidates of all political parties not to concede until after obtaining and analyzing their own detailed vote count data that is withheld from the public by virtually all election jurisdictions, but which candidates have a legal right to obtain under most states' sunshine laws.

Mathematical methods will be the only way to detect indications of tampering and innocent errors in most jurisdictions in November, 2006 due to the overwhelming preponderance of unaudited (or improperly audited) flawed voting systems in America. (See "What election data can Election Offices collect and publicly release in order to Monitor Elections for accuracy?" http://electionarchive.org/ucvanalysis/us/election_officials/electionarchive_advice.pdf

(See "For Candidates: How to Assure that Votes in Your Race are Counted Accurately" http://electionarchive.net/docs_pdf/info/us/candidates-act.pdf

Until U.S. election officials implement effective measures that would ensure accurate vote counts, candidates, voters, and political parties must take extraordinary steps to ensure that vote counts are corrrect.

New Zealand press covers the BlackBoxVoting unredacted report on Diebold voting system flaws which will be utilized in several on-going and imminent law suits against Diebold.

Two excellent articles below:

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From: Google Alerts
Date: Jul 3, 2006 9:36 PM
Subject: Google Alert - voting elections election Diebold


Google Alert for: voting elections Diebold

4th of July: Unredacted Hursti reports released

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/wo0607/s00048.htm
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
... as well as provided to state voting machine examiners ... is also seated in the case during elections. ... and the deceptiveness with which Diebold Election Systems has ...

California Democrats race to file election challenge

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/california_democrats_race_to_file_election_0703.html
Raw Story - Cambridge,MA,USA
... Sequoia, the largest manufacturer of voting machines used ... potentially having the ability to manipulate US elections. ... polls shortly before the election in the ...

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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