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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:45 PM
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Get Involved! Check out the new Election Protection Strike Force website!
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:03 PM by emlev
Velvet Revolution Election Protection Strike Force website has just launched and is chock-full of exciting and effective election integrity projects, with much more coming soon!

From the front page:

The VelvetRevolution Election Protection Strike Force reveals a new approach to grassroots action, a multi-pronged hot-as-lightning campaign to put U.S. elections where they belong: in the hands of the people.

The Election Protection Strike Force is targeting electronic voting and voter disenfranchisement schemes through:

$250,000 ELECTION FRAUD REWARD FUND to encourage whistleblowers to share information (tips@VelvetRevolution.us ) about election rigging. This reward will be paid for information about election fraud leading to overturning a House or Senate race and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

CAMPAIGN FOR EMERGENCY PAPER BALLOTS in every state - Our call for Emergency Paper Ballots in the November 7th election was successfully introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate, but Congress was unable to pass it before their election recess. The campaign has now moved to the state level as a broad coalition of election integrity organizations and individuals call upon Secretaries of State, Governors and State Election Directors to ensure that no legally registered voter can ever be turned away without being allowed to cast a vote.

DEMOCRACY: IT'S WORTH THE WAIT Calling on candidates of every political party to wait until all votes are counted before declaring victory or conceding defeat.

EXIT POLLING--An internationally recognized method of detecting fraudulent elections. But with a corporate-controlled mainstream media, can the exit polls be trusted? We're conducting our own! We've hired an internationally renowned exit-polling firm to conduct exit polls in key jurisdictions around the country, with results to be made public election night!

DAYS OF DEMOCRACY showcases some of the most egregious acts against fair elections in the U.S.--both known and emerging--during the days preceding the election. This effort, spearheaded by Network of Citizens, focuses on communities around the nation as individuals and organizations small and large fight for transparent, verifiable elections in a climate where electronic voting, disenfranchisement and other dirty tricks stand between the people and our democracy. Sign up to receive the Daily Rap Sheet by email.

ELECTION DAY VIGILANCE CAMPAIGN, working in tandem with Video The Vote and The Ruckus Society to document, witness and protest illegal activities on election day. We're also promoting the work of groups providing monitors at polling places around the country, such as Pollworkers For Democracy and Election Protection 365.

ONGOING LITIGATION EFFORTS, including legal actions before the election aim to ensure that election procedures are followed. We helped launch an election challenge to the Diebold voting machine "sleepover" fiasco in Californias 50th Congressional district (San Diego County) earlier this year. That case is now on appeal, and funds are needed to pursue justice. We believe that the San Diego case may have been a trial run for attempts at election nullification by Congress. After the election we will pursue justice wherever it has been denied.

ONLINE COVERAGE ELECTION NIGHT OF ELECTION PROBLEMS AND ELECTION PROTECTION WORK AROUND THE NATION. We're working with groups around the country to bring you election coverage from an election integrity point of view. Keep checking back for details!

The Velvet Revolution Election Protection Strike Force is a project of Velvet Revolution, Network of Citizens, Video the Vote, The Ruckus Society, Progressive Democrats of America, The Vote Count Protection Project and Election Defense Alliance, all of which are linked to on this page.

Come on over! See what we've got! Take Action! Donate! Join our message boards to discuss it all!

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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:50 PM
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1. I'll definitely kick this. - n/t
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neilepi Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:58 PM
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2. I still struggle with the whole idea...
...that election fraud/rigging/whatever actually goes on in America in the 21st century though I do not disbelieve it. It's good to see this kind of grass-roots programme and it would be great if some instances could be nailed down and action taken against the perpetrators.

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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:58 PM
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12. What's the struggle. The evidence is overwhelming.
Check out the books on it: Steven Freeman & Joel Bleifuss WAS THE 04 ELECTION STOLEN?
Mark Crispin Miller, FOOLED AGAIN.

There are numerous books by others as well detailing the facts that are available: Fitrakis and many others.

There's a lot more evidence that the 04 election was a fraud than that it wasn't. A lot more.

And use your common sense: When the votes are counted in total secrecy without any meaningful verification, IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A DEMOCRACY. That's not hard to figure out.

The truth is very simple: We don't have a democracy in America at the moment. It's possible we can have one again if we get required (and robust) random audits for every election and/or paper ballots hand-counted.

The results of the upcoming 06 elections will be just like 02, and 04 and a handful of referenda, etc. in 05: the Repubs (or the referenda that support the Repub positions) will win and the Dems will lose. The number of voters voting Dem this time will be so much greater than the number voting Repub that it will be difficult to hide the fraud. I suspect the Dems will win a few seats but I don't expect them to retake the House and / or the Senate. I hope and pray I'm wrong. If this were a democracy, I'd stake my life on the Dems re-taking both houses. In the country we actually have, which as is obvious, is not a democracy, I have no idea how the elections will turn out.

An American can't have the slightest confidence in any election in America today.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:59 PM
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3. K&R
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meldroc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:01 PM
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4. K&R
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:05 PM
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5. It's beautiful emlev! I have passed it on to everyone on my lists!
k&r.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:12 PM
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6. Thanks. And thanks for your help with it! EOM
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:18 PM
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7. CAN WE PLEASE PIN THIS THREAD???
sorry, but there are a couple of good threads like this, and they need to be combined and pinned somewhere prominent. maybe both gd and election reform, or the front page or something. we need to feel like there is something we can do.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:23 PM
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8. How does one go about getting a thread pinned?
(I just tried it myself, but couldn't get the pins to go through my computer screen.)
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:35 PM
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10. ALERT THE MODS THAT YOU WANT THIS PINNED
sorry to scream, but send an alert asking to pin.
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:10 PM
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17. WILCO! -> DONE - Video the vote is a good pin as well
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:13 PM by BelgianMadCow
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:33 PM
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9. Great!
:woohoo:
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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:39 PM
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11. BAM
Document this crime.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:35 PM
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13. kickipoo
:kick:
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:56 PM
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14. This is outstanding! Stephanie had a great post on this yesterday:
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:09 PM
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15. That's just what the doctor ordered! Happy to chime in with K&R
Coherent, all-encompassive, ACTION, yeah!
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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:10 PM
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16. kr
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:13 PM
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18. ireckonillkickit for fair elections!
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:53 PM
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19. K&R n/t
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Kip Humphrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:53 PM
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20. Kick with eyes wide and focusd on this election - fair warning, Karl!
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:50 PM
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21. K&R
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:31 AM
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22. kick
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:44 AM
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23. KB&R -- kicked, bookmarked, and recommended nt
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:49 PM
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24. A stupid question.......
I looked over the website and I don't see how you can "join the task force." The only place I see where you can sign up is for the Discussion Forums and Text Message alerts. How exactly do you join? Are there any alerts available besides the Text Messaging? What about for those who don't have cell phones?
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 01:30 PM
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27. Sign up for VR email alerts here
Thanks for the heads-up, Gary. Here's a link to the page that contains that information now. And it's coming soon to a prominent button near you.
Contact info
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:01 PM
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25. kick n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:45 PM
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26. kick
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