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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:30 AM
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a couple of ideas,
for those trying to stir the pot about the vote problems, we should get the word out to as many audiences as possible, one particular group, college peoples, i know, if we make known the petitions to them, not just here on du, they will sign, we need more gas on the fire. Also everyone keep writing letters, new original, respectable letters. the congress website has a hand deliver a letter to congress option for 5 bucks or so. Its worth it to get a letter into your reps hands right now.
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btrflykng9 Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:48 PM
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1. Yes and we need to get our voices out to Republicans as well
I agree, we also need to remember to get our voices heard in Republican circles as well because while it's great to have wholly liberal mediums to speak in we need to influence the other side as well.
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StephanieMarie Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:27 AM
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2. Here's my latest letter to the editor (of the Augusta Chronicle!)
Im writing to express my grave concern over the sanctity of our voting system in Columbia County. I was not at all happy with the touch screen voting machine that I used in my precinct at Riverside Middle School on November 2. The fact that no paper record of my vote was made seems very wrong. Suppose there was a voltage surge, or the hard drive crashed? My vote, my voice, gone forever. I am a former computer programmer for General Dynamics. I wrote software for the Atlas Rocket, the Space Shuttle, and numerous cruise missiles, and I do not trust a computer with my vote unless there is also a paper trail.



Stalin said, Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything. Until we have a transparent, verifiable, auditable, re-countable voting system, we do not have a true democracy. People cannot just trust on blind faith those assigned to count their votes unless there is a way to verify that count.



We the People need to demand a safer, more secure voting system in our country. This 2004 election, which the media tells us went so smoothly, was anything but. Recounts are on-going in New Hampshire, Ohio, and North Carolina. Legal battles are on-going in New Mexico, Nevada, Indiana, and San Diego. Corporations must be ready at any time to submit to an external audit. Individual tax payers may be asked at any time to subject themselves to an IRS audit. It only makes sense that our federal elections be at least as transparent and verifiable.



It is my strongest hope that the next time I cast a vote in Columbia County, I will have the assurance of a paper trail to know that my vote is accurately recorded and counted.



>>>>Keep writing everyone!<<<<<<
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