Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 2 (2 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   1 comment
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

What Can We Do Now To Protect the November Election

By       Message Teresa Hommel     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 5 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

What Can We Do Now to Protect the Election in November?
Teresa Hommel
September 12, 2008


I am an independent citizen activist against electronic voting, and for the last five years I have worked to keep electronic voting out of New York State and New York City.


This article touches on four points:

  -What happened in our national elections in recent years

  -What might happen this year in November

  -What can ordinary citizens do to make our November election as honest as possible, so that when Obama and Biden win, the election is not stolen, and

  -What can influential and powerful citizens do.

1. Were Previous Elections Stolen?

Like most people who have looked closely at the evidence, I believe that the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections were stolen. A wide variety of tactics was used.

For example, just in Florida alone, in 2000:

  1. Statewide, more than 90,000 primarily Democratic voters were dropped without notice from the voter registration list due to being felons-except they weren't felons.

  2. In one county the vote-counting machine was set up so that the count for Bush started at zero, but the count for Gore started at minus 16,000, meaning Gore had to get 16,000 votes just to bring his tally back up to zero.

  3. The butterfly ballot was designed to confuse voters, who ended up voting for Buchanan instead of Gore.

  4. In one county, Republican absentee ballots that arrived late or had defects were counted anyway, but the equivalent Democratic ballots were not counted.

  5. The punch card ballots in Palm Beach county were deliberately made from defective paper and printed slightly off, so that the punches didn't work right. As a result, people had to count the votes by looking at the ballots one at a time, which was going along fine, without difficulty, until Republican staffers from Congress in Washington were sent to Florida to disrupt the counting, and then finally the Supreme Court said to stop counting.

In 2004, just in Ohio alone:

  1. Not enough voting machines were sent to key Black Democratic areas, so that people had to wait in line up to 13 hours to vote.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

Teresa Hommel is a voting activist in NY and chair of the Task Force On Voting Integrity, Community Church of New York.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

It's Not Too Late! Push Hillary for Recount in 6 Key States

What's wrong with S 1487? Let us count the ways...

What Can We Do Now To Protect the November Election

ACTION ALERT! Amend HR811--contact your members of Congress ASAP

HAVA and HR 811 - Voting Machines' Impact on Minority Communities

New Yorkers, help pass Resolution 2236, to KEEP OUR LEVER MACHINES!

Tell a Friend: Tell A Friend

 
- Advertisements -

Cloud Desktop Online by Apps4Rent provides managed hosted virtual desktop along with 24 x 7 support, is a proud sponsor of Opednews.com: Hosted Virtual Desktop

 

Copyright © 2002-2017, OpEdNews

Powered by Populum