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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 11:46 PM
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25. DREs are NOT "losing ground" in Pennsylvania to ANYTHING.
Edited on Thu Aug-21-08 11:49 PM by demodonkey

No one is jesting here. This is deadly serious. If PA goes down with a bad election, everyone else loses just like FL 2000 and OH 2004. It only takes one "basket-case" state.

FYI, we HAD some rural precincts on HCPB in PA. Lost them all in 2006 under HAVA. The vendors came in here and pushed HARD to sell what makes them the most money, and that is DREs. Paperless DREs.

This did not happen for want of citizens to trying to stop it. We have been doing our best, but getting ANY kind of paper ballot (i.e. optical scan ) is an incredible struggle here with our recalcitrant General Assembly and a Governor who loves "the buttons" as he calls the Danaher machines used in Philadelphia.

So yes, about 7 million PA votes will be cast on paperless DREs this November in Pennsylvania the State of Denial.

After years of hard work we have managed to salvage a few PA counties by getting them onto optical scan, which as everyone knows at least leaves a voter-marked paper ballot TO count unlike paperless DRE which leaves NOTHING.

Now if you or anyone else thinks they can do better against the incredible funding and political powers we are up against, by all means be my guest. I can tell you up front that even to make a modest gain you'll need to do a hell of a lot more than just bellyache about HCPB on some bulletin board day in and day out. Feel free to come here for the next three or four years and work your heart out all over the state for no pay, eat McChickens off the McDonalds Dollar Menu half the time, and sleep in your car on those nights you can't afford a motel in various parts of the state as I and others have done in the name of election integrity.

Good Luck. We'll all be watching to see how YOU do.

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