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Action alert: Tell the LA Times about Diebold

By Lisa Pease and Lloyd A. Dent  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)     Permalink
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Take a minute to draft a note to the LA Times. You can talk to them in three ways:

Send email to
Submit a comment to the Readers Representative on the LA Times (our alleged advocate) at,0,3057606.customform.
You can post on their message board at,0,2274345.graffitiboard.

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Key points to consider:
The Times is not giving the latest moves regarding our vote adequate coverage.
Diebold has not passed Federal Qualification criteria, yet our Secretary of State gave Diebold what is essentially a green light for CA.
Our County registrar is not responsive to the expressed wishes of the community she allegedly serves.

Then don't forget to call the SoS's office on Tuesday per my earlier message. If you need a copy of that again, let me know and I'll resend to any who ask.

Subject: RE: ACTION ALERT! SoS has certified Diebold

Dear Concerned California Voters:
There is something we can do right now! We have not seen any mention of the certification of Diebold machines in the LA Times (Sat or Sun). We can write letters to the Editor about this. We have been told by another group that you are more likely to get a letter published if the Times get a lot of letters on a subject, thereby showing general interest. I will write a letter, and I recommend that you send a message to your group encouraging as many as possible to also send a letter. The letters should not be a form letter, but rather have different approaches.

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More information is available at the Secretary of State's website: under Voting Systems Information. Friday's Press Release is there, with the Conditions of the conditional certification at the very end of the document.

Lloyd A. Dent
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