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Let’s Abolish the Electoral College (Salon)
An idea whose time has come
The Path to a National Popular Vote (Alternet 12/28/07)
Reforming the Primary Process: Vote Early and Count Often (Alternet)
EXCERPT: “The focus on early primary states is bad for democracy — we could establish a national primary by allowing early voting and making the results public in live time.”
Push for Paper Ballots and Vote Count Audits for 2008 (Alternet 12/27/07)
Rep. Holt (D-NJ) will be introducing the bill soon. Too bad all this should’ve been done 200, 100, 50, 10, 5, or 2 years ago!
ELECTION FRAUD VIDEOS
Video: Will the 2008 Elections be Free and Fair? (PBS/Now 11/30/07)
ABOUT: “How safe is your right to vote? Former Justice Department official and voting rights lawyer David Becker, who worked under both President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton, alleges a systematic effort to deny the vote to hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of Americans. In a revealing interview with NOW’s David Brancaccio, Becker openly worries that the 2008 election will not be free and fair. Is our government part of the solution, or part of the problem?”
Video: From the Programmers Mouth: How the 2000 Election was Fixed (YouTube)ABOUT: “Clinton E. Curtis, ex-programmer tells all during a Congressional hearing on voting fraud. In October 2000, Curtis was asked by Tom Feeney (R), then Speaker of the House in Florida, to write a computer program that would render electronic voting fraud undetectable. Curtis did just that.”
Video: Hacking Democracy (YouTube)
ABOUT: “This cautionary documentary exposes the vulnerability of computers – which count approximately 80% of America’s votes in county, state and federal elections – suggesting that if our votes aren’t safe, then our democracy isn’t safe either. The documentary exposes the dangers of voting machines used during America’s mid term and presidential elections. Electronic voting machines count approximately 90% of America’s votes in county, state and federal elections. The technology is also increasingly being used across the world, including in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Latin America. Filmed over three years this exposé follows the investigations of a team of citizen activists and hackers as they take on the electronic voting industry, targeting the Diebold corporation.
“Hacking Democracy” uncovers incendiary evidence from the trash cans of Texas to the ballot boxes of Ohio, exposing secrecy, votes in the trash, hackable software and election officials rigging the presidential recount. Ultimately proving our votes can be stolen without a trace “Hacking Democracy” culminates in the famous ‘Hursti Hack’; a duel between the Diebold voting machines and a computer hacker from Finland – with America’s democracy at stake. The two Ohio election staff who feature in “Hacking Democracy” were sentenced on March 13th 2007 for rigging the 2004 presidential recount. Incriminating footage from the documentary was used in their court case as evidence.”
HBO docudrama “Recount” on 2000 election in Florida expected to debut in May (Politico12/26/07)
Interview with Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Bruner after a first-of-its-kind review of the state’s e-voting systems (BradBlog)
GOP punishes 5 early voting states by stripping half their primary delegates (Raw Story)
So the Republican and Democractic parties are as democratic as America.
Bush’s Legacy on Voting Rights: A Story From Ohio (TPMuckraker)
EXCERPT: “At issue was the experience of thousands of voters in Franklin County, Ohio, in the 2004 election. Voters in mostly African-American precincts were forced to wait hours in long lines to vote. An investigation by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) found that voters often waited as many as four to five hours, some as many as seven, deep into the night. The Washington Post reported that “bipartisan estimates say that 5,000 to 15,000 frustrated voters turned away without casting ballots.” The culprit, of course, was a scarcity of voting machines in those districts, one that seemed to follow a suspicious trend: “27 of the 30 wards with the most machines per registered voter showed majorities for Bush” and “six of the seven wards with the fewest machines delivered large margins for Kerry.” … [DOJ Voting Rights Chief] “Tanner bent over backwards to rule that black voters did not have a right to the same number of machines as white registered voters, and then went out of his way to make that ruling public,” said David Becker, a former attorney with the section, currently with People for the American Way. “It’s one of the most remarkably disconcerting things to come out of the voting section in a long time.”
Previously: 2008 Election News and Vote Fraud Updates
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