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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 11:30 AM
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DemoDonkey appreciation thread -- I give her huge credit for PA
Our own DemoDonkey has been the leading voice, or at least one of few, for election integrity in Pennsylvania for years. Though Pennsylvania elections have a long way to go to achieve integrity, the protections she has spearheaded, along with the hard work of her colleagues at VotePA and the work of voting rights/election integrity groups that have come in to support the efforts, made it possible for the announced Obama win there yesterday. Kudos as well to all of the campaign workers who helped get out the vote. Now, let's get rid of those voting machines in PA and around the country once and for all!
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 12:14 PM
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1. Thank you, DemoDonkey!
And thanks to everyone at VotePA.

:yourock:
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 01:12 PM
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2. Thanks, Demodonkey
Surely you helped deliver Pa to Obama.

They heard us as we all raised a rukus in Pa and around this whole country, and decided they weren't gonna get away with it this time. Especially not with people like you looking over their shoulders.

Take a bow!
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 05:28 PM
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3. K&R Hugs to DemoDonkey & all who have worked so hard.
:grouphug:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 09:19 PM
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4. I give her a lot of credit too! (even if she'll have a hard time believing it)
Thanks for your effort in PA, and nationally.

K&R #5

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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 09:22 PM
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5. Thanks from your friends here in PA!
:patriot:
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 09:31 PM
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6. Yes, in PA and elswhere
DemoDonkey is showing us the way.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-08 09:43 PM
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7. She's the first one I remember shining light on the role of pollworkers
in protecting the vote.
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 12:07 AM
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8. Respect and thanks for your patient effort for a long time...
... when many people dropped out to live in Bush-era hopelessness.
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 12:26 PM
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9. Aw gee, aw gee, "yunz" guys........

I don't know what to say other than wow..... and thank you. Thank you all for the kind words and thank you all for everything you have done and are doing in your own respective states.

Pennsylvania still has a LOT of work to do for election integrity both on a non-partisan basis and politically. There are a lot of reforms needed. Of course we still have to get rid of the damn DREs and get decent audits. And we have to stop this Democrat fighting Democrat when it comes to paper ballots in Pennsylvania (most recently the NAACP v. Corts suit for increased emergency paper ballots, something that did end up saving a lot of votes on Tuesday after the citizens finally won it.)

Those of us in Pennsylvania will sure appreciate everyone's ongoing support and concern for our state as all we continue the fight to improve our elections nationwide.

But for now I want to just say thank you.

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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 11:40 PM
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10. PA election integrity EARLY activism was a great inspiration to me!
Early on, I was looking for evidence that local citizen action was happening, because I knew that that was the key to whether or not we were going to get our democracy back. Congress would do nothing, as it turned out. Shocking, but also predictable. State government seemed in thrall to Diebold & brethren--and many county officials. If they dared to raise their heads, they had Kevin Shelley as an example of what would happen to them. The Corpo/Fascist 'news' monopolies were black-holing this all important matter, and, in fact, had colluded on it. How could election reform be achieved? All that was left were...

....the citizens. The people. And people getting the facts, and getting angry and passionate, and individuals getting ACTIVE, and devoting their lives to nothing else.

There were a few other, very early inspirations, but--after TIA here at DU, and Steven Freeman, and Fitrakis, Arnebeck, Emlev and the Ohio activists in the trenches right after 11/2/04, it was the PA group that most told me: IT'S HAPPENING! PEOPLE ARE ONTO IT!

My blessings upon you! And kudos and laurel wreaths to you! You deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor!
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Kip Humphrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-08-08 10:26 AM
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11. DemonDonkey is a true American hero(ine). Thank you for all you do!
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