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Is our democracy worth 9 minutes to you? If so, watch how easy it is to hack the vote and spread the word

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> Friends of Democracy,
> A pivotal election faces us, less than two months away. I think we all agree, the victory should go to the candidate who gets the most votes. But the integrity of election results this Fall are now in serious doubt.
> Every time computer security experts do a study on our electronic voting system, they raise serious alarms. The recent Brennan Report stated "All three voting systems have significant security and reliability vulnerabilities, which pose a real danger to the integrity of national, state, and local elections."
> What this means to us is that we can't just show up on election day and vote. We have to all do some extra work this time, to help ensure our votes are counted correctly. One important thing we can all do is help spread the word, so that more people become aware of the problem. And while some argue that when people become aware of the problems, it makes them less likely to vote, we disagree. People need to know that our democracy is in serious trouble and election results are questionable. It will never get better until more people become involved, write to their legislators about their concerns, and join activist goups to address the issue. So let's do our part and "be the media!" Here's one simple thing we can all do.
> Just watch this video. Then share it with everyone you know.
> If a picture is worth a thousand words, this chilling video is worth million. This week, some professors at Princeton University released a study that everyone should be talking about. As part of the study, there is a short video where they demonstrate how easy it is to alter election results in an undetectable way.
> We encourage everyone to take 9 minutes to watch this video, and then share it with everyone you know. Show it to your local election officials, particularly if you use touchscreen voting machines. Just sharing this video is a powerful way to raise awareness. Help spread the word!

> We are also asking everyone to contact CNN's Lou Dobbs, the only mainstream journalist who has been discussing the electronic voting machines, and ask him to show this video on his 6pm news broadcast. You can contact Lou Dobbs here.
> There's lots more happening, including some big lawsuits which could throw a monkey wrench into the entire electronic voting machine industry. Stay tuned, we'll be in touch. Don't forget to check our website for updated info.
> Best Regards,
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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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