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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:41 PM
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Just saw last Tuesday's Montel show - ACTION ALERT VOTING MACHINES >>>
Hi all - Many of us watched the Montel Williams show last Tuesday where they discussed Katrina, Iraq, healthcare, illegal wiretaps, etc., with guest Lou Dobbs and others. I had it Tivo'd and I just watched it. This "America Speaks Out" series will be every Tuesday. Since Montel is taking this on, I want all of us to contact his show about electronic voting machines. Send him this graphic:



I posted the Washington Post article discussing this here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

PLEASE contact Montel now about having that be a subject to discuss:

http://www.montelshow.com/sendyourpov /

Please also print that photo and hand it out at local meetings!
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:41 PM
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1. KICK and recomended
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:31 PM
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13. thank you!
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:43 PM
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2. K&R
Montel's a good one to take this up. He's got a lot of respect and isn't afraid to tackle this sort of thing.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:44 PM
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3. Recommended NT
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:44 PM
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4. K&R
Excellent, thanks for the information
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:47 PM
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5. I just sent this:
I saw Tuesday's "America Speaks Out" show and wanted to first THANK YOU for doing that show and for your upcoming shows! I was extemely moved! Second, I hope you'll be discussing the security of our voting systems (or lack thereof). Please take a look at a recent Washington Post article about the fact that slot machines in Vegas are MORE SECURE than our voting machines! You can see the article here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/20...

Please show the graphic comparing security on your show and please have Steve Freeman on as a guest as well as Mark Crispin Miller. Thank you for what you're doing! You are a true patriot!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:49 PM
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6. Found another way to contact him:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:51 PM
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7. will do!
Great graphic.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:18 PM
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12. thank you!
:yourock:

Nothing else matters more right now if we can't have fair elections!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:53 PM
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8. Got this autoreply with even more contact info. I may physically mail this
Dear Viewer,

Thank you for contacting The Montel Williams Show. We appreciate your
comments and show ideas. Your letter will be forwarded to our producers and
they may contact you in the future.

Below you will find some information from our show that may be useful to
you. If you have written to us with a story or if you have requested
information that is not listed below, you may receive further correspondence
from our staff. Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Sincerely,

The Viewer Services Department

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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:06 PM
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11. OK - I've printed the article and typed up a letter, stamped ready to go!
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:46 PM
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23. Good idea; snail-mail gets taken MUCH more seriously!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 05:06 PM
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25. Agreed! SNAIL MAIL. Also, we're talking about electronic machines versus
paper ballots - send the paper!
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:58 PM
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9. Looks like I'll have to start watching Montel. n/t
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:04 PM
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10. at least every Tuesday! :)
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:32 PM
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14. kick
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:39 PM
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15. thanks! I am now having an email conversation about this with my county
clerk! :)
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:46 PM
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16. You mean about the graphic?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:57 PM
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17. yep - I sent the article to everyone I knew and she responded. Maybe you
can help me out - do you know what percentage of voters voted on e-voting machines in the 2004 s"election"?

Here is the conversation (sans names)

Hi ,

I hadn't heard the number that actually implemented Touch Screens in 2004. I know California and New York didn't use them. I don't think Ohio did either because they were still considering RFPs. As I read about all the varous counties purchasing equipment during the oast year, I would be surprised if 1/3 of the nation actually used touchscreens in 2004. Do you know how we can find out?

Thanks,







--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 6:34 PM
To:
Subject: RE: Bet on a Bet but Not on a Ballot - Washington Post


Yes, it was 1/3 that did, right?

Thanks

-------Original Message-------

From:
Date: 03/16/06 14:51:18
To:
Subject: RE: Bet on a Bet but Not on a Ballot - Washington Post

Hi Clarity,

I will be interested to see what his report says. However, please keep in mind that most jurisdictions didn't have electronic voting machines in 2004.

Thanks,




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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 05:52 PM
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26. Here:
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20040816/dugger
On November 2 millions of Americans will cast their votes for President in computerized voting systems that can be rigged by corporate or local-election insiders. Some 98 million citizens, five out of every six of the roughly 115 million who will go to the polls, will consign their votes into computers that unidentified computer programmers, working in the main for four private corporations and the officials of 10,500 election jurisdictions, could program to invisibly falsify the outcomes.

About a third of the votes, 36 million, will be tabulated completely inside the new paperless, direct-recording-electronic (DRE) voting systems, on which you vote directly on a touch-screen.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 05:57 PM
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27. thank you SO much!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 06:31 PM
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28. I did a google search for a third electronic voting machines and came up
with a couple more - all sent to her. I cannot believe given her position she hadn't heard this.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/10/26/evote/index.html

"About one third of U.S. voters will use some form of electronic balloting this general election. Some will replace the problem-prone punch cards that made Florida a laughingstock in 2000."


http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=...

"The nation still has not fixed the machinery of voting. In the November 2004 election, about one-third of voters used electronic voting machines that have been shown to be unreliable and insecure. "
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:38 PM
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18. Nice Graphic
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:40 PM
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19. ain't it though?
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 07:49 PM
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30. Joe and Jane Average sure can understand it! Great graphic!
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:41 PM
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20. K&R
:kick:
This is a great idea. It could bring this issue to the attention of a lot of people who are completely unaware of it.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:01 PM
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31. I sure hope he'll cover it!! That and the media dropping the ball on it
would be a dream come true.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:43 PM
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21. Excellent n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:44 PM
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22. Kick
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:18 PM
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32. :)
:hi:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:57 PM
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24. feel free to post here what you wrote him! :)
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 07:19 PM
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29. kick.nt
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 08:42 PM
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33. Who else has written him so far? What did you write?
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:26 PM
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34. Another action item: Join the "I Count Coalition"
Ask Congress to Make Our Voting Machines Secure!

Come to Washington, D.C. on April 6 & 7
to Advocate for H.R. 550 and Voter Verified Paper Records!

H.R. 550, a bill introduced by Rep. Holt of New Jersey, would protect the integrity of our elections by requiring a voter verified paper record of every vote, requiring mandatory random hand counted audits to verify the accuracy of electronic tallies, and prohibiting the use of secret software and wireless communication devices in voting machines.

The recent change in leadership of the Committee on House Administration has created a new opportunity for passage of this vital election integrity measure. Previous constituent meetings in June and August of 2005 were a huge success, generating 24 new co-sponsors of the bill from both parties. Please join us in Washington, D.C. on April 6 and 7 to build even greater bipartisan support for this critical bill.

If you can't make it to Washington, D.C., you may still be able to help out in your home state.
Click here to find out what you can do to help at home!
The HR 550 "I Count!" Lobby Days Coalition -- Common Cause, Electronic Frontier Foundation, VerifiedVoting.org, VotersUnite.org, VoteTrustUSA, and Working Assets -- looks forward to seeing you in Washington DC in April!

http://www.icountcoalition.org /












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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:52 PM
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35. Thanks so much for this!!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:36 PM
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36. WE NEED TO EXPOSE THIS!!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 12:28 AM
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37. MEAN IT! Even Bill Maher said something about Diebold in New Rules!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 12:59 AM
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38. really mean it. No vote, no voice. This is THE issue right now.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 12:52 PM
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41. Has anyone written him? What did you write?
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 02:29 AM
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39. Another kick
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 09:25 AM
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40. thanks nicknameless!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:29 AM
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42. MONDAY KICK!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:08 PM
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43. Tuesday kick
.
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