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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 01:29 AM
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165. Isn't it outrageous. And nobody is banging on tables.
I sent this to your Senator's DEM leadershpi web site:

Hope he reads it.


I'm sick and tired of America surrendering its election process to three major voting machine firms (Diebold, ESS, & Sequoia) that are run by extremely partisan Republicans AND I'm even sicker and more tired of the nonsense that our elections mean anything.

We vote, it goes into hardware and software owned by these vendors. We never see the vote again until the vendors do the tabulation and give us the results. Then, when we ask to see how their system works and do a real audit, they tell our elections boards, "no no, it's a trade secret."

We've OUTSOURCED our elections. There is no reason to think that anyone elected really got elected if electronic voting is used. It's that simple and that sad.

When will people wake up to this.

There is no need for these machines, paper ballots, hand counted WITH WITNESSES, public announcement at the precinct level, and let the world do the tabulation. GET RID OF CORPORATE VOTING. It's the death of democracy.

This IS THE ISSUE. No verified ballots from machines-- the machine can give you a ballot that says one thing and count the vote another way. That's common knowledge of any high school computer student.

Enough! Help us take back democracy or don't expect to win a majority of anything ever again.

I'm tired that nobody will speak up for the obvious and clear issue of voting rights -- we have a right to vote and know that it was fairly counted. With machines, that right goes away. The government needs to be legitimate but it is not anc cannot under electronic voting.

Why is this hard? There are not more than one or two thousand crooks in this country that oppose voting rights, verified by real ballots owned by the public not Diebold.

Don't ask anymore without addressing this issue.

I've been touting you to friends and colleagues since you got the job. It's now time to stand up for democracy.

Yellow Dog Democrat
RankLand, USA

Note: They'll toss it in the bin, sad to say.
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