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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-03 11:38 PM
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Dear President Carter, a plea from an American voter...
Edited on Thu Aug-07-03 12:23 AM by TruthIsAll
Dear President Carter:

This is a plea: you may be our democracy's last hope..

As one who of the most trusted and respected Americans, you have monitored elections in other countries. America now needs your help in what many are afraid is an impending election disaster - a fraud of unimaginable proportions.

Computer touch-screen voting machines are about to be installed throughout the nation. They have been determined by Johns Hopkins computer scientists and many others to have built-in software and hardware security flaws which can be exploited in many different ways to defraud voters and change the results of an election.

These machines were used in 2002 Senate elections. Over 22,000 Diebold machines were installed in Georgia. The results of the elections raised eyebrows. The deviations from final polling results were astounding and defied historical precedent. The popular pollster Zogby claimed he had never seen last minute tunarounds like those which occurred in a number of hotly contested Senate and Governor races. And all the turnarounds favored the Republicans. The odds of this happening in a fair election are staggeringly low.

We need your voice to fight for our most important freedom: the right to have our votes counted fairly, with maximum built-in security checks to prevent fraud. Until now, all voting machine software code has been proprietary; there are no redundancy audit checks and paper trails. The potential for fraud cannot be overstated. The 2004 elections will be the most important of our lifetime. This is the first time in history that a large segment of the population is expecting that the Presidential election will be stolen. Chaos will reign if nothing is done. We were in quiet shock in Dec. 2000 when the Supreme Court installed Bush. We will no longer remain quiet.

President Carter, we ask that you provide one final great service to your nation: you must speak out NOW in calling for fraud-proof, audited voting machines. If we cannot have them by the election, then only PAPER BALLOTS will do. The time is growing short; the machines are already bought and paid for; thoughts of greed, not democracy, promotes their rapid installation. We ask that you monitor OUR elections this time, but not before we have FULL confidence that these machines will not be programmed to manipulate votes.

As a nuclear engineer/physicist and humanitarian, no one is more qualified or respected than you are to provide the moral leadership required in getting this issue before the American public at this critical time. Your voice is too powerful to be muffled; you must realize the extent of our fears and the power of your bully pulpit.

President Carter, your voice MUST be heard. This nation will rupture if there is widespread disbelief in the fairness of the election results. We shall never forget the 2000 Presidential election fiasco.

Al Gore should be in the White House today; that is beyond question. We were fooled once; we must not be fooled again.

Yours truly,
An American voter




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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-03 11:42 PM
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1. where do i sign?
dweller
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-03 11:48 PM
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3. Me too.
Dhalgren
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BevHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 04:32 AM
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23. SIGN IT HERE: http://blackboxvoting.org/petition.htm
.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 10:22 AM
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33. Signed.
n/t
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-03 11:47 PM
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2. If you're looking for signatures, I'm in.
This is great work as usual Truth!
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-03 11:48 PM
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4. Have you sent or are you planning on sending this?
Edited on Wed Aug-06-03 11:49 PM by ibegurpard
I'll sign it in a second!
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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 01:19 AM
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15. ON EDIT: As one of the most trusted ...
Fix this typo before faxing...
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LEFTofLEFT Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-03 11:56 PM
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5. Add me to the list.
We must do everything that we can do to stop those monsters. Fight like your future depends on it.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:00 AM
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6. Me too
Point me to it, I'll provide a few signatures
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DagmarK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:05 AM
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7. I will sign it too......and .....I found a FAX number........
PM me for it, if you want.

It's for the woman who sets his schedule...... Wasn't easy to find! He normally only wants snail mail......and definitely NO EMAIL.
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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:11 AM
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8. Cool
Carter's organization has been approached about the Georgia process and Diebold. So far, the organization has deemed its mission to include only elections outside the U.S.

However, that doesn't mean Carter himself couldn't step up to the plate.

He is a nuclear physicist? I didn't know that.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:12 AM
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9. If you don't send it
I will!
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Sperk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:19 AM
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10. Is there a fax number? TruthIsAll, do we have permission to print
this out and fax it to President Carter? You are the greatest! :-)
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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:24 AM
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11. Please send it to him - fast!
TIA
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DagmarK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:25 AM
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12. The fax number is NOT for sending him letters.........
And we should respect that.

BUT, I think using the fax number to send ONE letter with a very special request to the scheduler to get it to Pres. Carter would be appropriate. But......a bunch of letters...... that would be very inappropriate.......IMO
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:54 AM
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14. Will you send it?
Since you have the fax number?
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DagmarK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 09:26 AM
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29. I signed the letter........sounds like BBV knows where/how to send it....
unless someone contacts me for the fax number I have.....I will assume BBV has it all figured out!!

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BevHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:51 AM
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13. Thank you so much for this letter, TIA
An excellent concept and a wonderful letter.

Bev
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 02:00 AM
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16. kick
:kick:
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 02:01 AM
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17. Wonderful letter - Thanks **
n/t
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 02:39 AM
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18. TIA - what a wonderful letter
and with you permission, I'd like to incorporate it into my letter - I could never articulate this as well as you have here. Thank you.
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DEMActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 03:18 AM
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19. SIGN the LETTER HERE!
We put TruthIsAll's plea to President Carter up at http://blackboxvoting.org/petition.htm

You may sign the letter there and we will send a copy of it to him with all your signatures on it. The information you leave at BBV will be shared with President Carter and his staff only!
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 03:19 AM
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20. Done!
Thanks for putting that up.

And a :kick:
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 04:27 AM
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22. Signed, DEMA
Thank you.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 08:37 AM
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26. signed
:kick:


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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 04:07 AM
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21. thank you TruthIsAll
for your excellent letter

thank you for sharing, including letting us sign too

thank you DEMactivist for making that possible, and so easy

thank you BevHarris and all, for all you have done and are doing!
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 06:15 AM
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24. Go to post 19 for link, I just signed!!
Thanks TIA, good post, I have great respect for President Carter!

:hi:
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mithnanthy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 07:28 AM
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25. Thank you!
I hope Jimmy Carter accepts the challenge.
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DancingBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 08:42 AM
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27. Just signed

Thank you, TIA.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 09:00 AM
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28. History will forever favor Jimmy Carter if he listens!
Edited on Thu Aug-07-03 09:00 AM by Hubert Flottz
It's your chance to be one of the GREATEST Presidents CITIZEN Carter!

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Robroy Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 09:40 AM
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30. Done...
I love President Carter and the work he continues doing. We can only hope this appeal to him is received with the same enthusiam and eagerness to help that he puts into to all his great works. He is truly a champion of the less fortunate, and has made it his life's goal to relieve as much human suffering as possible.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 10:09 AM
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31. It would be great if Mister Carter would ask the UN to help!
I understand the UN looks into voter fruad in banana republics that start wars on other countries for selfish trumped up reasons! Remember that Bush I attacked Saddam for taking another country over for it's oil and the UN stood behind him! Remember also, that the UN stands against the military takeover of Iraq!
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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 10:11 AM
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32. I'm in, Carter would be perfect
This is the number one issue I think. Without auditable voting machines with ballots we can recount, we have no democracy.
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BevHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 10:42 AM
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34. PLEASE SEND THIS LINK TO YOUR EMAIL LISTS
Edited on Thu Aug-07-03 10:44 AM by BevHarris
Please sign this letter for help on the voting machine issue:
http://blackboxvoting.org/petition.htm

Dear President Carter: A plea from an American voter...

Bev
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 10:56 AM
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35. Kick
:kick:

Eloriel
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ElementaryPenguin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 11:27 AM
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36. Just signed it. Fantastic work, Truth and Bev!!
eom
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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 07:39 PM
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37. Kick for signatures
...
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TennesseeWalker Donating Member (925 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 07:53 PM
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38. Hear, Hear.
We love you, Presidents Carter and Gore.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 08:09 PM
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39. Signed
Thank you TIA and Bev!
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RedEagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-03 01:11 AM
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40. How About Sending it to Gore to Sign?
I just might forgive Carter for bringing Breszinski (sp?) into government if he'll bring this to the spotlight. He's the architect of a lot of what's happening now and the Bush cabal maneifesto.

Really, if Gore is going to come swinging, this is one issue he ought to be able to deliver a knock-out punch to.
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theriverburns Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-03 01:14 AM
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41. Nice post
Thank you for writing this.
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RedEagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-03 01:21 AM
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42. This Letter Omits One Important Phrase
Where is the mandate for Voter-verified paper ballots?

You call for an audit trail and auditable machines.

If we have learned anything, it's that if you leave an inch of wiggle room, the flood bursts out.

Remember, VoteHere just happens to have a handy solution for an electronic, "third party verification" audit trail. What, the voter isn't the auditor?

If you're not exactly specific about that audit trail, you'll lose the battle. I wouldn't bet Carter would know what you mean. I think I do, but don't give them ANY room to fudge, EVER.
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