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the ether Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:52 PM
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Last Stand for CA E-Voting THIS Wednesday- Need Letters ASAP!

> We were granted a reprieve in Sacramento on Thursday when the two day
> meeting of the Voting Systems and Procedures Panel went
> overtime and another day had to be scheduled. Mark your calendars for
> Wednesday, April 28th for the third, and probably final, day of a
> meeting that is being watched world wide. This is an extremely
> important meeting for the future of democracy not just in the United
> States but around the world as countries as well as counties rush to
> buy DRE (electronic touch screen voting machines with no paper ballot.
> The good news is that one of Diebolds uncertified electronic voting
> systems was recommended for exclusion from California elections.
> This decision effects only four counties in California; San Diego, San
> Joaquin, Kern and Solano. That is only part of what needs to be done.
> We still have an opportunity to have our voices heard and while we
> are going back to Sacramento on Wednesday to take people and
> statements to the meeting, the voices that will be listened to are
> those who have not already spoken at the VS&PP meeting. Please come
> and bring letters from your friends and coworkers who want to see that
> their vote can be counted by hand, if necessary, to assure
> the integrity of the election.
> We are asking for all systems that do not provide a voter verified
> paper ballot/trail be banned from the November election in California
> with the exception of one dre in each precinct for use by blind,
> disabled, and those not literate in the English language. The nation
> and the world are watching what happens in California in the next > week.
> Please come to the meeting or send us your letters from individuals
> and groups. We will see that someone gets them into the record if we
> cannot. Let us know if you want to carpool and we will help arrange
> it. Most all the existing vendors and some who to be certified in
> California were there as well as the rovs and disability groups who do
> not want the dre touch screen machines decertified. These disabilty
> groups claim to represent two million people in California. We need
> more citizens and organizations to speak out.
> Maureen
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