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January 11, 2006

Screenings of "Invisible Ballots" in Bucks County Next Week

By Coalition for Voting Integrity

The 'must-see' screenings of the Invisible Ballot will take place as part of the non-partisan Coalition for Voting Integrity's effort to help educate Bucks County voters about the vulnerabilities of electronic voting machines and what we need to know to protect our vote and our tax-paper dollars.

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For Immediate Release
January 9, 2006

Contact: Robin Stelly (215) 736.268 Bucks.voter.verified.paper.ballots@gmail.com

Invisible Ballots: A Temptation for Electronic Vote Fraud
Selected Bucks County screenings scheduled for next week:

January 15, Sunday
Bristol Senior Citizen Center 2501 Bath Road(near Police Station) 3 p.m.

January 16, Monday,(Martin Luther King Day)
Doylestown :
3:00 - Doylestown Library, 150 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 215-348-9081
7:00 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA 215-348-4004
Newtown:
3:00 - Newtown Theater, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, PA 215-968-3859
Quakertown:
3:00 - Michener Library, 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown, PA 215-536-3306
7:00 - Michener Library, 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown, PA 215-536-3306
Levittown:
7:00 Levittown Library, 7311 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 215-949-2324

The 'must-see' screenings of the Invisible Ballot will take place as part of the non-partisan Coalition for Voting Integrity's effort to help educate Bucks County voters about the vulnerabilities of electronic voting machines and what we need to know to protect our vote and our tax-paper dollars.

Immediately following each screening, there will be a group discussion about the current state of voting machine choices and how it will impact you in Bucks County and the actions concerned citizens can take to ensure that Bucks County voters have their votes counted, while saving our money.

Invisible Ballots (http://invisibleballots.com) is an in-depth investigation of all-electronic computerized voting. Underneath the radar of public scrutiny, election officials and voting machine manufacturers are putting into service tens of thousands of electronic voting machines that cannot be relied upon for accuracy reliability,or security.

The 50-minute film features interviews with Dr. David Dill, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, Research Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Bev Harris, independent investigator and author of Black Box Voting and Dr. Avi Rubin, Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

As a public service this is a free event. It is important that all citizens of all ages to attend this eye opening film which shows how new voting machines may not count your votes. Please RSVP to attend. You can RSVP online at: votingintegrity@aol.com
Who: Citizens of all ages
What: Invisible Ballots screening and discussion
Where: Various venues around the county
When: Sunday January 15, Monday, January 16, 2006 at various times

Submitter: Joan Brunwasser

Submitters Website: http://www.opednews.com/author/author79.html

Submitters Bio:

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 transparency and the ability to accurately check and authenticate the vote cast, these systems can alter election results and therefore are simply antithetical to democratic principles and functioning.


Since the pivotal 2004 Presidential election, Joan has come to see the connection between a broken election system, a dysfunctional, corporate media and a total lack of campaign finance reform. This has led her to enlarge the parameters of her writing to include interviews with whistle-blowers and articulate others who give a view quite different from that presented by the mainstream media. She also turns the spotlight on activists and ordinary folks who are striving to make a difference, to clean up and improve their corner of the world. By focusing on these intrepid individuals, she gives hope and inspiration to those who might otherwise be turned off and alienated. She also interviews people in the arts in all their variations - authors, journalists, filmmakers, actors, playwrights, and artists. Why? The bottom line: without art and inspiration, we lose one of the best parts of ourselves. And we're all in this together. If Joan can keep even one of her fellow citizens going another day, she considers her job well done.

When Joan hit one million page views, OEN Managing Editor, Meryl Ann Butler interviewed her, turning interviewer briefly into interviewee. Read the interview here.


While the news is often quite depressing, Joan nevertheless strives to maintain her mantra: "Grab life now in an exuberant embrace!"

Joan has been Election Integrity Editor for OpEdNews since December, 2005. Her articles also appear at Huffington Post, RepublicMedia.TV and Scoop.co.nz.

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