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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 02:44 PM
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Californians! Make 5 calls/emails to stop Diebold
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From ms in la at Daily Kos.

California Senator Debra Bowen (D) is heading this drive to stop the certification of Diebold in California. She prefers that you email her office (email info below) because they are easier to log and she has verifiable proof of citizen protest.

Here is an excerpt from ms in la's post.

I'm sure by now you're aware that CA's Diebold buddy, Secretary of State Bruce McPherson, has conditionally certified Diebold's entire line here-- hackable touch screens, hackable optical scanners, and extremely hackable GEMS tabulators-- despite 100% public opposition and numerous attacks proving the sytems' fatal flaws and insecurities. State Senator Debra Bowen (hopefully new SOS after Nov '06) is on the warpath along with Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting and others to try to prevent a total electoral landslide from occurring in California. The battle to take the Golden State to Rovian Red can be waged by the people if we act now.

Everything is at stake.

I am putting some very important phone numbers and emails here along with simple instructions for what we all need to do, Californian or not. We have 55 electoral votes, 7 Fighting Dems, and equal protection of all our votes at risk.


The Plan: CALL 5 SENATORS on CA Senate Rules Committee (see #s below)

You will be requesting Subpoenas on KEY WITNESSES -- on election industry and certification insiders who did not come forth on the 16th to testify under oath.

The Goal: Subpoena-induced sworn testimony from voting machine vendors and errant testing labs, voting machine examiners.




Here is your contact list for the Rules Committee, you need not be Californian: Urge support for subpoenas of election industry and certification insiders who didn't testify on the 16th.


Senator Don Perata (Chair) D
(916) 651-4009
District office (510) 286-1333

Senator Jim Battin (Vice-Chair) R
(916) 651-4037

Senator Roy Ashburn R
(916) 651-4018

Senator Debra Bowen D
EMAIL ONLY - (Ms. Bowen is mounting this case and will be busy preparing, emails are welcomed-- See below*)

Senator Gilbert Cedillo D
(916) 651-4022


SECOND- What to say:

Be concise, be polite, be professional. Here's your message: ask for "Rules Committee support for subpoenas of election industry and certification insiders who won't otherwise inform the Elections Committee as to what's going on".

Senator Cedillo does not have an email address but you can give him feedback via his website: /

Or you can send a fax to his capitol office: (916) 327-8817
Or his district office: (213) 612-9591

Click on the Daily Kos link for more information.

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