As you know, Ohio and Texas are two very important states with a lot of delegates at stake in the Presidential primaries. The primary elections in both of these states are on March 4, 2008. Curiously, even though there is overwhelming public support for election reform and for restoring peace, Congressional leaders in the peace movement and the election reform movement are facing challengers in these primaries. If they lose, who in Congress would dare speak out against the war or the dangers of secret vote counting after that?
Both of these states use computers to count the votes in secret, and amazingly, no one bothers to check to make sure that the computers have counted accurately. We are just supposed to have faith in the machines. Have faith that the machines counted accurately. Have faith that the secret vote counts have not been altered by a hacker or that the results have not been pre-programmed. Have faith that the elections are not fixed.
This is why many now say that America has gone over to faith based voting. We are just expected to have faith in whatever the machines say even when no one in government is checking unless someone demands a recount, and then of course, our governors want to try to make sure that the recount either does not happen or that it is rigged to match the magical official results spit out by the secret vote counting computers.
A couple of officials from Ohio were caught rigging the 2004 Presidential election recount and were convicted, but a bureaucrat in a black robe let them go free. Those bureaucrats have to look out for each other. We just need to have faith that those machines that they are using to count our votes in secret aren’t rigged to keep us from throwing them out of office. Just trust them, they wouldn’t cheat again, would they?
With a close race between Clinton and Obama, Democratic voters should be interested in making sure that their votes are counted accurately in both Ohio and Texas especially if they support Obama. So far, it looks like the machines have been favoring Clinton. For an example, see the New Hampshire results and note that Clinton received a much higher percentage of the votes which were counted by machine than she did of the votes which were counted by hand.
Election reform advocates in Ohio should really want to make sure that the votes which are cast in their Congressional primary races are counted accurately especially since a challenger has been put in the race against Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a leader in the election reform movement. Do the powers that be want to silence a leading voice in the election reform movement? Should we just have faith in the machines when they are counting the votes of someone who has questioned them and threatened their existence? The powers that be say, "just trust us, just trust our secret vote counting machines, have faith, we wouldn’t cheat." Of course, we all know that they should come out and just say, "we wouldn’t cheat again."
Although the Republican nomination is almost locked up, supporters for Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul should want to make sure that all of the votes cast for their candidates are counted accurately. After all of the time, effort, and money that dedicated supporters put in to these campaigns to spread the word about their candidates and get more votes for them, you would think that they would want to make sure that those votes are counted accurately, wouldn’t you?
Constitutional government advocates in Texas should want to make sure that the votes which are cast in their Congressional primary races are counted accurately especially since a challenger has been put in the race against Congressman Ron Paul, a leader in calling for a return to Constitutional government. By the way, counting votes in secret is unconstitutional, so should Ron Paul’s supporters just trust the magical secret vote counts?
Anti-War activists should want to make sure that the votes cast for Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Congressman Ron Paul in their contested Congressional races are counted accurately. Both of these brave leaders have stood against the war. They have stood against the military industrial complex and the oil industry which want the war to continue indefinitely. Imagine if they are both defeated. Who in Congress would dare speak out against the war after that? Should peace activists just trust the machines when the Congressional leaders in the peace movement may be thrown out of office? Would anyone want to fix these elections? Does anyone want to make sure that these elections aren’t fixed?
So, what can you do? How can you make sure that the votes are counted accurately? You can join in the citizens’ exit polling effort being conducted by Project Vote Count. You might wonder who would participate in an exit poll? Well, a Zogby poll shows that 92% of Americans are intelligent enough to understand that counting votes in secret is dangerous.
This extraordinary level of concern is why nearly 10,000 Floridians participated in exit polls conducted by Project Vote Count on January 29, 2008 at 30 precincts in 10 counties across Florida. Thousands more mailed in affidavits to make sure that their votes were counted accurately. These concerned citizens signed affidavits to show how they voted to make sure that the machines counted accurately. This effort was organized in just a few weeks.
We are working on doing it again in Ohio and Texas. You can help. You should help if you care about making sure that we the people get to elect our leaders. You should help if you care about stopping the war.
It only takes one day to make a big difference. 150 dedicated American patriots did it in Florida. Most were Ron Paul supporters, but some were election integrity activists who are very concerned about the loss of our power to control our government. One even traveled all of the way from Ohio to help make sure that the votes were counted accurately in Florida. She is truly a great American patriot. She is leading the effort in Ohio, but we need you to help!
To help make sure that the votes are counted accurately in Texas and in Ohio, sign up with Project Vote Count today at www.ProjectVoteCount.com
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