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55. See my posts in this other thread for some ideas.
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.

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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  -Lets Have A Brainstorming Thread - What We Doing About Vote Theft 2006? althecat  Jun-12-06 07:13 PM   #0 
  - Ask the UN to monitor our elections  LiberalEsto   Jun-12-06 07:23 PM   #1 
  - they don't have the resources and it is politically very difficult  tocqueville   Jun-12-06 07:41 PM   #3 
  - or enlist Jimmy Carter's help... I wonder if he's still working on it? n/t  JudyM   Jun-13-06 01:01 PM   #37 
  - outlaw e-vote machines? guess that is not practical. Here in CA  msongs   Jun-12-06 07:24 PM   #2 
  - How about this...we make the Presidential Election a NATIONAL HOLIDAY  paparush   Jun-12-06 07:44 PM   #4 
  - What are we doing?  BeFree   Jun-12-06 07:48 PM   #5 
  - Have poll watchers and lawyers ready  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jun-12-06 07:49 PM   #6 
  - Did That in '04. They Called a "Terra Alert" & Threw Out the Poll Watchers  AndyTiedye   Jun-12-06 08:58 PM   #12 
     - Did they ever figure out where the "alert" came from after the FBI  sfexpat2000   Jun-13-06 01:06 AM   #22 
     - I don't think they will try that again  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jun-13-06 06:32 AM   #28 
        - It Worked So Well that They Will Probably Use It All Over the US Next Time  AndyTiedye   Jun-13-06 12:39 PM   #34 
  - How about confronting the politicians  kster   Jun-12-06 08:13 PM   #7 
  - VoterAction is taking them to court everywhere they can  AndyTiedye   Jun-12-06 08:28 PM   #8 
  - I suggest focusing on California because the Empire  sfexpat2000   Jun-12-06 08:32 PM   #9 
  - Debra Bowen could save our Democracy.  garybeck   Jun-13-06 01:14 AM   #24 
  - It's a statewide race with a 1% audit.  Bill Bored   Jun-13-06 12:48 PM   #36 
     - 1%?  Wilms   Jun-13-06 11:25 PM   #46 
        - Hate to say it but  kster   Jun-13-06 11:35 PM   #47 
        - You may be right. Why should I assume it's half a charade?  Wilms   Jun-13-06 11:39 PM   #48 
           - Thats where I'm at, its time for our Guy/Gals (Elected Officials)to  kster   Jun-13-06 11:56 PM   #50 
        - Depends on how many there are of course!  Bill Bored   Jun-14-06 12:57 PM   #52 
  - See post #36. nt  Bill Bored   Jun-13-06 01:03 PM   #38 
  - voluntary open voting  mopinko   Jun-12-06 08:34 PM   #10 
  - All dem candidates should promise not to concede for at least a week. nt  bananas   Jun-12-06 08:40 PM   #11 
  - In every county of these United States...  SnoopDog   Jun-12-06 09:34 PM   #13 
  - MAKE SURE ALL VOTERS (esp low inc, elderly & college students) have IDs!  mod mom   Jun-12-06 09:39 PM   #14 
  - Ok I reckon once we have a few "Serious" ideas we could stick em into  althecat   Jun-12-06 09:55 PM   #15 
  - My Ideas so far:  althecat   Jun-12-06 09:58 PM   #16 
     - Great ideas, but  kster   Jun-12-06 10:22 PM   #18 
     - I wish they weren't silent, but I do have a couple of reasons why I  IndyOp   Jun-13-06 05:13 PM   #41 
        - I understand  kster   Jun-13-06 10:08 PM   #45 
     - Independent exit polling.  Usrename   Jun-13-06 04:44 AM   #25 
        - i would not accept their exit polls.  mopinko   Jun-13-06 08:49 AM   #31 
  - Excellent thread, althecat  Awsi Dooger   Jun-12-06 10:09 PM   #17 
  - K&R #5 Talk to your State Democratic Chairs and every candidate running  Melissa G   Jun-12-06 11:13 PM   #19 
  - Yes! Every time we get a call, I ask The Question.  sfexpat2000   Jun-13-06 01:03 AM   #21 
     - Wat to Go sfexpat! Everytime I get a funraising letter or call  Melissa G   Jun-13-06 08:19 AM   #29 
  - Sue, sue, sue the bastards!  eridani   Jun-13-06 12:24 AM   #20 
  - agree with that one.  garybeck   Jun-13-06 01:12 AM   #23 
  - I agree, sue the hell out of them  Just WTFisWTF   Jun-13-06 11:49 PM   #49 
  - People should become informed, join or start local/state groups....  livvy   Jun-13-06 06:12 AM   #26 
  - We should sue the makers of these machines n/t  durrrty libby   Jun-13-06 06:31 AM   #27 
  - as an immediate measure...  druidity33   Jun-13-06 08:26 AM   #30 
  - be a judge  mopinko   Jun-13-06 08:50 AM   #32 
  - We should write our own bill and force candidates to react to it  iconoclastNYC   Jun-13-06 10:11 AM   #33 
  - We Need A National Strategy - A Step-By-Step Guide that people  IndyOp   Jun-13-06 12:43 PM   #35 
  - AUDIT THE BALLOT DEFINITION SETTINGS!  Bill Bored   Jun-13-06 04:03 PM   #39 
  - Day before? Day of? Day after? When?  IndyOp   Jun-13-06 05:07 PM   #40 
     - Right before the election!  Bill Bored   Jun-13-06 08:25 PM   #42 
        - Jones did not say 'easily' - I interpreted him to say 'the most easily' as  IndyOp   Jun-13-06 08:34 PM   #43 
           - Not sure about AK. I think there were some reporting problems  Bill Bored   Jun-13-06 08:43 PM   #44 
  - Audit & Recount Links  Wilms   Jun-14-06 01:56 AM   #51 
  - Raise awareness with Civil Rights inspired protest NOW!  McCamy Taylor   Jun-14-06 07:42 PM   #53 
  - .  Wilms   Jun-15-06 01:31 AM   #54 
  - See my posts in this other thread for some ideas.  drm604   Jun-15-06 02:18 AM   #55 
  - Get a Senator to strongly support reforming HAVA  Tiggeroshii   Jun-15-06 03:33 AM   #56 
  - Join in the Declarations of No Confidence  emlev   Jun-15-06 05:13 PM   #57 

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