Monday, October 23, 2006
Pittsburgh - Machine Nation - Will our electronic voting machines in November perform better or worse than they did in May? And how can we know? - Mai
Will our electronic voting machines in November perform better or worse than they did in May? And how can we know?"
Saturday, October 14, 2006
ASK COUNTY COUNCIL FOR PAPER BALLOTS FOR NOVEMBER
A PAPER BALLOT FOR EVERY VOTER THAT WANTS ONE
ITS TIME FOR PAPER FOR SAFEGUARDED ELECTIONS and FOR COUNTY COUNCIL TO ACT
Please add your witness and voice to the county council meeting this Tuesday.
Do you see a guarantee of the democratic process for our November election?
We need new faces and new voices. We need numbers. Can you bring a friend or several friends?
Please come to County Council this Tuesday. Please speak your deep concern to county council. If enough people say this matters, perhaps they will ACT like it matters.
You get to talk for 3 minutes... ask them to deliver a paper ballot for every voter in our county for November... If they act NOW, in the next two weeks we can have paper ballots printed in Allegheny County. We have been talking to them for 18 months with minimal results. They need to hear from you... and 150 others who give a damn in Allegheny County.
Eventually, they will have to replace these machines with precinct based optical scan voting. Tell them that you will try to vote them out if they disagree... but then, you have zero confidence in this farce they call an election. If they want people to have any faith in this system of government... then they'll buy the machines that deserve our respect. Blind faith in unauditable, unrecountable voting machines is no way to run a democratic republic.
Tuesday October 10th, 5 PM
Please sign up now!
COUNTY COUNCIL HEARING
Must Sign Up before 5 pm on Monday to speak to County Council on Tuesday.
Ask Council for election safeguards including:
1) Emergency Paper Ballots for EVERYONE Who Wants Them
2) Parallel Testing for November's Election
3) Software Verification
4) Optical Scan Voting (The only Voter Verified Paper Ballot in PA) with Audits
5) Removal of the Wireless Cards in Our Voting Machines
6) Security Examinations for our Voting Machines (ala the Princeton Study)
7) A Resolution for Statewide Parallel Testing
PS - Board of Election Hearing October 24th, 10 AM
!!! ACTION !!! ACTION !!! ACTION !!!
1) Write a letter to the editor:
firstname.lastname@example.org (250 words or less)
and cc to County Council: email@example.com
2) Send money to Voter Action for the lawsuit in Pennsylvania. All the money will go directly to the legal effort in Pennsylvania that is targets removal of paperless touchscreens and replacing them with optical scan voting machines.
3) Call County Council: 412 350-6491
4) Sign up to speak to County Council:
Next meeting is at 5pm on October 10th
5) Urge Congress to pass the emergency
Let America Vote on Paper bill: http://tinyurl.co.uk/e39j
6) Volunteer to help with parallel testing in Allegheny County to check that the machines are working accurately (see below) (Reply to me for that with complete contact info... ask council to make it happen)
7) Volunteer to be a (pollwatcher for a candidate of your choice or) pollworker for your county. http://www.pollworkersfordemocracy.org
Richard King, Ph.D.
Links for Pennsylvania HB2000/SB977:
Voter Verified Paper Records with Routine Audits
www.PA-VerifiedVoting.org (locate & email your legislators)
www.VotePA.us (Listserve for voting reform activists)
democracyforberks.com/countmyvote (List of co-sponsors)
Friday, October 13, 2006
We should review the movie and issue press releases about the content.
Perhaps the Laura Linney would be a good person to invite to give a keynote at a banquet or else do some other fun event in the real world with politics and eVote?
'Man of the Year' tanks in a landslide - 10/13/06 - The Detroit News Online At the same time, a computer programmer named Eleanor Green (Laura Linney) finds a glitch in the new automated ballot system the company she works for has just installed across the nation. She tells her bosses about the problem, and they tell her to shut up.
So Eleanor is fully aware that things are off kilter when election night comes and the comedian wins over his established Democrat and Republican opponents. She again tells her bosses the results are off; they again tell her to stuff it. But this time, they also start a cover-up operation.