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Sir Jeffrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:57 PM
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We need to push poll this...
Strategy post, not a repost of the article:

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Poll_shows_92_of_Amer...

from the article:

"When offered a choice between "Citizens have the right to view and obtain information about how election officials count votes" or "Citizens do not have the right to view and obtain information about how elections officials count votes," 92% of those polled agreed with the first statement. Only 6% agreed with the second, while 2% were unsure.

The issue of transparency has become particularly important due to the use of electronic voting systems, most of which employ secret, proprietary code and do not allow public inspection.

For example, after a recent primary in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, it was found that 15% of paper ballot records did not match the Diebold touch-screen electronic counts. CNN correspondent Kitty Pilgrim called that election "a debacle.""

If our side doesn't push poll this, they're either stupid or in on it. As Bush proved in 2000 in South Carolina, push polling works.

Example:

"Electronic voting machines, owned and operated by private companies, have no current method of verifying that your vote was accurately recorded. (Insert name of the Republican opponent) opposes legislation allowing any voters to verify that electronic voting machines tabulate votes accurately. Does knowing this make you more likely or less likely to support (republican opponent)'s candidacy?"

Run that against a few thousand republican "likely voters" and see what happens. The wording may not be perfect, but you get the idea.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:22 PM
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1. You've come up with a novel concept . . .
Campaigning on the issues. Do you think the DLC has ever heard of this tactic?
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:19 AM
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2. Push polls are illegal in many states. n/t
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Apollo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:58 AM
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3. No issue is more important
than ensuring the fair and transparent conduct of elections.

Not even Iraq.

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