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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:09 AM
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5. This is the noblest democracy fight in the world--the NY resistance to 'TRADE SECRET' vote counting!
NO ONE has a right to review the PRIVATE, 'TRADE SECRET,' PROPRIETARY CODE by which our votes are supposedly counted, now endemic in voting systems across the U.S., owned and controlled essentially by ONE corporation--ES&S, which just bought out Diebold, is worse than Diebold as to far rightwing connections, and now has an 80% monopoly of the U.S. voting machine 'market'--with virtually no audit/recount controls. This is the fight of fights. This is American Revolution II.

Either we get rid of 'TRADE SECRET' vote counting, or our democracy is OVER.

NY's old, reliable lever machines are not only publicly owned and fully paid for, they are the MOST transparent voting system next to hand-counted paper ballots. If NY were to change systems, the ONLY system they should change to is HAND-COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS. The state is forcing NY to go the other way--toward near total non-transparency with a corporate-run, privatized electronic system. NY was the last hold-out against this egregiously anti-democratic madness that was forced on the country starting in 2002. ES&S won that battle. Their victory over U.S. democracy is complete--except for these two hold-out counties in NY. The corpo-fascist media is now writing the false narrative by which the Bushwhacks get back the White House and the far rightwing corporation which now dictates 80% of the election results in the U.S. can easily--EASILY!--make that happen, if our corporate rulers decide to.

We must change this. We MUST!
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