Sun, 13 April 2008
With all of this talk about protecting democracy in other parts of the world, we also have a responsibility to ensure that it does not get stolen from us in our own communities. The following letter from Voters For Peace underscores the responsibility we all have as voters in this country. I am encouraging you to join me and others in calling for Congress to mandate voter-verified paper copies of all votes cast on touch-screen voting machines. This is one of the many ways we can make change happen in our world. Make it happen!
Paper Ballots and Audits in Time for Election Day 2008!
Tell Your Congressional Rep. to Vote for HR 5036 "The Emergency Election Assistance for Secure Elections Act"
Americans need to be able to trust the counting of the vote on Election Day. Paperless electronic voting is rife with computer mistakes and security problems. Only 17 states have a voter verified paper record and require an audit. With no paper record it is impossible to audit the vote and we cannot be sure the vote was counted accurately. Peace voters can only have an impact if we are sure our votes are counted as they are cast.
On Tuesday, April 15, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill that will help ensure election integrity in time for the November 2008 by providing funds to states for voter-verified paper records and audits of the vote on Election Day.
Please send the letter below to your member of Congress IMMEDIATELY. CLICK HERE to send the letter from the website of an allied organization TrueVote. The U.S. House of Representatives needs to show overwhelming bi-partisan support for this bill so the Senate will quickly act and President Bush will sign the bill.
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I am writing to urge you to support H.R. 5036 when it comes to the House Floor this Tuesday. The 'Emergency Election Assistance for Secure Elections Act' - the "EASY" bill - is needed to secure the November 2008 elections. Broad support in the House will ensure passage by the Senate and approval by the president in time for the November election.
H.R. 5036 will provide states with funding for paper-based voting systems and audits of the vote count. The bill will assure election integrity nationally by making sure that votes are counted in a transparent and audit-able way.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
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CLICK HERE to send the letter. (You can edit the letter when you do so.) Thank you for taking the time to help improve the election integrity of elections in the United States. PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
Counting the vote right in a way people can trust is the foundation of legitimate government.
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