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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 02:18 AM
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55. See my posts in this other thread for some ideas.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
How about this - we publicly announce that we will be doing specially designed exit polls. We do not announce any specifics such as what locations will be polled, only that they are designed specifically to detect fraud or machine error. We also announce that there will be lawsuits against election boards and voting machine manufacturers in any precinct where fraud or error is detected. That in itself may discourage some activities. Of course we would need some guaranteed financial backing so that it's not just a bluff.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

By announcing the polls and the followup lawsuits we may, at the very least, dissuade laziness and carelessness on the part of election boards and thus make them more vigilant. I think the plan needs to include poll watchers along with exit pollsters. We should be ready to launch legal actions over any significant irregularities that are noted. We should also be ready to launch legal actions against any attempts to suppress voting or registration. We should somehow ahead of time be monitoring expected turnout versus available voting equipment. We should very visibly and publicly single out and question any individuals who are obviously engaged in any kind of suppression. We should also launch an educational publicity campaign, telling the general public what to look for and where to call.

I think an important part, since we can't possibly hit every precinct in the country, is to somehow hide exactly where we will poll. We should have polling teams ready for general areas and then give them their specific locations immediately beforehand. That may even be how exit polls have been done in the past, I don't know.

We need to get as many groups involved as possible. This includes the obvious political and civil rights groups as well as less obvious ones like AARP, veterans, environmental groups, and unions. Basically any group that is fed up with the current administration, even if voting rights hasn't been on their agenda in the past.

Any idea how to go about creating a PAC or getting an existing one, like Moveon, interested in our ideas?
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