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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Call for Independent Testing of E-voting

On November 2, voting machines in many states - both "red"
and "blue" - had problems that led thousands of citizens
to call a national voter protection hotline. EFF and
the Verified Voting Foundation (VVF) were at the other
end of the line, and we are very worried about what we
heard. In several states, voters who chose one presidential
candidate were presented with confirmation screens that
listed another candidate's name. In others, machines
crashed and were rebooted repeatedly, but nobody knows
whether votes were lost. And the list goes on.

There is no way to ensure that these problems are fixed
until these machines are independently tested. But
we need your help to do it. Election officials are
already trying to sweep these problems under the rug.
EFF has written eight detailed letters to the counties
where these problems were most pronounced, and now it's
time to turn up the public pressure. Add your voice to our
petition, and when 10,000 people have signed it, we will
deliver a copy to each of our target counties.

The election may be over, but it's not too late to make a
difference for our democracy. Take a stand for
election intregrity today!


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