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Kucinich Introduces HR 6200 - HAND counted, PAPER ballots - everywhere.
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I'm at the We Count 2006 Conference in Cleveland. After a break for dinner, we resumed with an address by Dennis Kucinich, D, OH. He made the remarks below and then announced that he's introduced H.R. 6200, a bill to guarantee that the 2006 election will be conducted on "hand counted, paper ballots, counted and posted at the precinct level" with the process open to all to observe. This was a real stunner. There is some legislation out there on stop gap measures but this is the whole 9 yards, the ultimate in election integrity - Machines are Gone under this legislation...GONE.

Here's the DU Live Blog on DU of the "We Count" Conference, Cleveland OH:[/font>

ANNOUNCEMENT: "Introduced, 20 co-sponsors HR 6200 -paper ballots, hand counted, results posted at precinct. This bill came from this movement.

When asked why he was one of the few Democrats to take the elections issue seriously, Kucinich shot back "The exception to the rule proves there's a new rule" and got a huge round of applause.

"One of the most important meetings going on in this state maybe the country." Referring to "We Count 2006"

Two issues I hear about constantly:

- denial of access to health care 50 million Americans without health care...
Conyers-Kucinich Bill
- equal interest - "people are deeply concerned about the election process."

"You're holding the light of democracy for the whole country."

"our ability to have control over our institutions" is at risk when the procedures of elections are

Referring to Ohio's disastrous 2004 election he said "We understand why there is such great concern"

Without free and fair elections, "everything is at risk...a cause that's so important, it's a measure of the courage of the people" who call attention to the problem.

"We have a mission to make sure that elections are on the level."

"There are lingering questions about the 2004 election and there ought to be."

"Even verified voter paper trails are not an adequate solution to safeguarding our elections."

"Distrust is a form of disenfranchisement....electoin integrity ... voters have a right to know that the vote cast of for the candidate that they selected.

ANNOUNCEMENT: "Introduced, 20 co-sponsors HR 6200 -paper ballots, hand counted, results posted at precinct. This bill came from this movement.
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  - Kucinich Introduces HR 6200 - HAND counted, PAPER ballots - everywhere. autorank  Sep-30-06 06:14 PM   #0 
  - YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dennis, you are always a hero to me!!!!!!!!!!!  blm   Sep-30-06 06:15 PM   #1 
  - We need vote by mail with paper ballots counted by civil servants  liberaldemocrat7   Oct-01-06 06:34 AM   #62 
  - Two minutes and only 4 votes. C'mon folks!  Wilms   Sep-30-06 06:17 PM   #2 
  - Hey - I had to watch the Giants lose!  sfexpat2000   Sep-30-06 07:03 PM   #17 
     - Here's the basic bill info and cosponsor list for H.R. 6200  Land Shark   Sep-30-06 07:52 PM   #29 
        - We've got to lobby Nancy Pelosi.  sfexpat2000   Sep-30-06 09:28 PM   #37 
        - is there any video of his speech?  helderheid   Oct-01-06 11:40 AM   #68 
  - k&r to keep up with the foley threads  uppityperson   Sep-30-06 06:19 PM   #3 
  - That's GREAT, but too late for Nov 7th!  napi21   Sep-30-06 06:20 PM   #4 
  - Can they ignore a call for emergency session?  Texas Explorer   Sep-30-06 06:22 PM   #7 
     - I don't know for sure, but I DOUBT a minorityRep. can call an  napi21   Sep-30-06 06:32 PM   #11 
  - bless him.  buddhamama   Sep-30-06 06:21 PM   #5 
  - Yep. He never disappoints, does he?  tblue   Sep-30-06 06:29 PM   #10 
     - no, he doesn't.  buddhamama   Sep-30-06 06:43 PM   #13 
  - We love you Dennis!!  Gregorian   Sep-30-06 06:22 PM   #6 
  - Recommended #10  Benhurst   Sep-30-06 06:23 PM   #8 
  - kick for kooch and democracy  mikelgb   Sep-30-06 06:29 PM   #9 
  - This is a great piece of legislation. Keep it kicked!  mom cat   Sep-30-06 06:38 PM   #12 
  - FNA & K & R.  Jim Sagle   Sep-30-06 06:53 PM   #14 
  - why are the good guys ridiculed and sent to the corner  MoseyWalker   Sep-30-06 06:55 PM   #15 
  - I think you've asked the question of the hour  LWolf   Sep-30-06 09:21 PM   #36 
  - I wonder if Dennis was maybe the best of the bunch in '04  madokie   Sep-30-06 07:00 PM   #16 
  - Oh, he's just that short little weird guy who doesn't have a girlfriend  Greeby   Sep-30-06 07:24 PM   #23 
  - I don't wonder. I know.  LWolf   Sep-30-06 09:20 PM   #35 
  - he got my vote in 04  NotGivingUp   Sep-30-06 09:34 PM   #40 
  - Yeah, the guy of whom countless people said to me, "I just love Dennis,  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-01-06 04:50 PM   #74 
  - But this won't be voted on in time for the 2006 election, will it?  scarletwoman   Sep-30-06 07:05 PM   #18 
  - Every Dem. needs to stand behind HR 6200.........  midnight   Sep-30-06 07:05 PM   #19 
  - WOOT WOOT WOOT for Dennis, and Autorank. ...Sup dude  FogerRox   Sep-30-06 07:08 PM   #20 
  - Wow! Principles are just so  annabanana   Sep-30-06 07:09 PM   #21 
  - Kucinich really wowed 'em today!! Incredible speech, incredible news....  Land Shark   Sep-30-06 07:09 PM   #22 
  - Ironically, Kucinich is considered 'unelectable', even with paper ballots!  boolean   Sep-30-06 07:24 PM   #24 
  - I did last time, and I'll do it again.  LWolf   Sep-30-06 09:18 PM   #34 
  - Dennis is a damned hard worker.  Kurovski   Sep-30-06 07:30 PM   #25 
  - I remember Dennis all too well to like him, myself  BerryBush   Sep-30-06 07:33 PM   #26 
  - That's what I'm talking about! Go Dennis!  mod mom   Sep-30-06 07:36 PM   #27 
  - Backup plan: BUST THE MACHINES--VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT!  Peace Patriot   Sep-30-06 07:50 PM   #28 
  - Let America Vote Act: Emergency Paper Ballot Mandate of 2006 - SIGN!  Breeze54   Sep-30-06 09:30 PM   #38 
  - Let fellow Dems know you want this on the calendar in late January 07'. nt  Clarkie1   Sep-30-06 07:53 PM   #30 
  - Thank you Mr. Kucinich  spanone   Sep-30-06 07:54 PM   #31 
  - Kucinich  kpete   Sep-30-06 08:24 PM   #32 
  - Already rec'ed, well how about another KICK , Nice takin off from work  FogerRox   Sep-30-06 08:41 PM   #33 
  - Dennis always stands for the right thing.  NotGivingUp   Sep-30-06 09:33 PM   #39 
  - Applauding Kucinich.  Vidar   Sep-30-06 09:49 PM   #41 
  - Way to go, Dennis. . .  Lena inRI   Sep-30-06 10:08 PM   #42 
  - Kucinich is the man!  Pushed To The Left   Sep-30-06 10:13 PM   #43 
  - Out of Ohio....  marions ghost   Sep-30-06 10:21 PM   #44 
  - Dennis Kucinich you should be the next president!  Imagevision   Sep-30-06 10:48 PM   #45 
  - Damn, these Buckeyes are serious about voting rights.  autorank   Sep-30-06 10:50 PM   #46 
  - Anyone know if DLC would support this?  burythehatchet   Sep-30-06 10:54 PM   #47 
  - wow. wow. thank you, autorank, and all! eom  nofurylike   Sep-30-06 11:07 PM   #48 
  - List of cosponsors and bill info repeated here again  Land Shark   Sep-30-06 11:19 PM   #49 
  - The most important issue of our time. K&R.  spenbax   Sep-30-06 11:34 PM   #50 
  - This is FANTASTIC!  emmadoggy   Sep-30-06 11:35 PM   #51 
  - CLARIFY WHAT APPEARS TO BE TYPO PLEASE...  BradBlog   Sep-30-06 11:52 PM   #52 
  - Yes, only PRESIDENTIAL election - what about House, Senate, gubernatorial  kath   Sep-30-06 11:57 PM   #54 
  - I like this message.  bleever   Oct-01-06 12:38 AM   #56 
  - K & R!  Blue State Native   Sep-30-06 11:55 PM   #53 
  - I love this man  lovuian   Oct-01-06 12:17 AM   #55 
  - Thanks, Dennis!  mhatrw   Oct-01-06 12:49 AM   #57 
  - Dennis is my man!!!!  The Sushi Bandit   Oct-01-06 03:23 AM   #58 
  - k!!!  JackRiddler   Oct-01-06 04:31 AM   #59 
  - Yes!!  magellan   Oct-01-06 04:46 AM   #60 
  - Congress has went home for 2006  ISUGRADIA   Oct-01-06 06:26 AM   #61 
  - Dennis Kucinich Rocks!!!! n/t  zeemike   Oct-01-06 07:51 AM   #63 
  - He's the only one telling it like it is. Just having a paper trail with  NotGivingUp   Oct-01-06 09:00 AM   #64 
  - kickin for WE the Pepole.  FogerRox   Oct-01-06 11:25 AM   #65 
  - oh HELL YEA!!! GO KOOCH GO!  helderheid   Oct-01-06 11:38 AM   #66 
  - Yay Dennis!  treestar   Oct-01-06 11:39 AM   #67 
  - Hell Yeah! Go DennisHand Counted Paper Ballots NOW! ...or Fascism Forever.  In Truth We Trust   Oct-01-06 11:51 AM   #69 
  - Kudos to Dennis!  freedomfries   Oct-01-06 11:53 AM   #70 
  - k&r  Rosemary2205   Oct-01-06 11:57 AM   #71 
  - They need to be gone! Now let's get it passed!  lonestarnot   Oct-01-06 12:00 PM   #72 
  - K & R and I dedicate this line to TruthIsAll:  glitch   Oct-01-06 01:37 PM   #73 
  - Let's all write  jen4clark   Oct-01-06 06:13 PM   #75 
  - Now we just have to do away with fire,  loyalsister   Oct-01-06 06:32 PM   #76 
  - DK is the best. I've had this signature line for years:  Zorra   Oct-01-06 06:34 PM   #77 
  - And isn't a funny thing that politicians have become more and more.....  nolabels   Oct-02-06 07:17 AM   #79 
  - kick for morning  DemReadingDU   Oct-02-06 05:45 AM   #78 
  - Leave it to a vegan to do the right thing. DK is a true American hero.N/T  organik   Oct-02-06 11:08 AM   #80 

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