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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:18 AM
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Count every vote: Sign the petition.
In order for your vote to affect the outcome of this election, it must
be counted. As November nears we must act now to ensure that our
voting systems produce accurate and verifiable results.

Right now, some states are planning to use machines that will not allow
voters to verify their choices. This means that any flaws in the
machine or software will never be caught -- and no recount will be
possible. And the head of the largest e-voting machine company -- who
is a major contributor to George Bush and has promised to deliver Ohio
to him -- asks that we just trust him.

Today we call on Congress and the states to require any electronic
voting machine used in this election to produce a paper trail -- one
that allows voters to verify their choices and officials to conduct
recounts. Add your name to the call for accountability:

http://www.democracyforamerica.com/verify
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:28 AM
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1. this is Dean's thing. And I'll kick to that.
I got it in an e-mail, but if anybody didn't, you should definitely go and sign this thing and e-mail it to others.

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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:36 AM
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2. Been there, done that.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:49 AM
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3. Thank you. This is the most important thing facing this election.
If our votes dont count, then we have no voice.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:03 AM
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4. If you sign this petition you are signing the death warrant for Democracy
Edited on Tue May-25-04 02:12 AM by God_bush_n_cheney
the petition calls for a paper trail.

When no statutory definition for a term exists, the first fallback in all courts is to consult the definition in Blacks Law Dictionary, a compelling case can be made for the fact that ballot is defined in Blacks Law Dictionary...Paper is defined in Blacks Law Dictionary but "Trail" is completely absent. Collectively the definition for ballot and the definition for paper generate a clear and easily understood legal definition of the paper ballot needed to ensure the integrity of our vote. Paper trail produces no such record and is undefined.

Think about that...Paper trail could be a happy face printed on a reciept with the words "I Voted" on it. Since paper trail is not defined it is open to definition.

But no one listens to me anyway...so go ahead...wander down the paper trail...but when the rules change on you, don't say I didn't warn you all.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:26 AM
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5. Just supporting
any attempt at changing the course of no trail at all. I've signed both petitions, written my senator and representative in the house. Hopefully something will be done.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:36 AM
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6. Great!
Edited on Tue May-25-04 02:38 AM by God_bush_n_cheney
hope you enjoy the paper trail.

But it will be the death blow to democracy the minute you allow them to take away your ballot.


Edit: BTW the course you should be DEMANDING is a ballot. Not a damned papertrail.

Edit 2: Noting will happen unless you demand it happen...be careful what you ask for...you might just get it.

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