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The Power of One and "Invisible Ballots"

By Gail Jonas  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

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The Power of One and "Invisible Ballots "

I had never heard of Joan Brunwasser or "Invisible Ballots: The Temptation for Electronic Vote Fraud " on February 26, 2006.

However, I was a "read-every-page" subscriber of YES! Magazine, and that evening I saw an article in the Spring 2006 issue about "Invisible Ballots. " A blurb at the bottom described Joan 's free lending library of this documentary film. At 5 the next morning I e-mailed Joan to find out more about it. She responded immediately.

The bottom line: Joan 's enthusiasm and wonderful lending library for "Invisible Ballots " inspired me to get the film and spread the word about it.

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Using a "highlights only " rather than a "blow by blow " description of what happened since last February, let me report:

Recommending and distributing "Invisible Ballots " here in Northern California has visibly increased the interest of countless people in the problem with electronic vote counting. It 's being shown to the public in small towns, aired on our public access TV stations, and at countless house parties. The result? People are getting in involved!

And Joan, again showing me and others how one person can make a difference with a good teaching tool like "Invisible Ballots, " has raised funds to buy hundreds (editor's note: actually, thousands) of DVD 's and is taking them to distribute to the progressives attending the "Take Back America " convention this weekend in Washington, D.C.

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If you 're curious about whether or not vote counting is a problem, go to If you 're convinced that there is a problem, go to to order "Invisible Ballots. " Then show and distribute it where you live. You 'll be amazed at the results!

Gail Jonas, voting activist, Healdsburg, California.

Editor's note: You can also get a copy of the DVD from Joan by contacting her at


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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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