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We worked our asses off -- and it worked!
Though we could not entirely prevent fraud in the 2012 election, public awareness of voter suppression, ballot tampering, and the potential for electronic vote rigging was historically unprecedented in 2012.
The effect of our efforts should not be underestimated.
The issue of American election fraud broke into the mainstream media en masse for the first time ever. Alarms were raised by Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, Forbes, Esquire, Wired, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and on blogs and radio shows nationally, and internationally.
Based on my family's 42 years of experience, I can tell you that this pre-election attention to the voting process has never been seen before. We can only imagine the affect it had on would-be election thieves like Karl Rove (and it's fun to imagine it - try it now!)
Meanwhile, the cavalry arrived as a national network of citizen Election Integrity activists worked online and in their communities:
Our goal was to break Americans out of self-destructive apathy, and dissuade the kind of blatant election manipulation that has led to so many "surprise upset" victories in the past.