Sunday, October 09, 2005

Protect democracy - verify the vote

This is single most important post I've read today. There is ample evidence accumulating that the Diebold electronic voting machines are easily hacked and strong circumstanial evidence that they were tampered with in the 04 elections. Even if you don't believe this to be true, there is no legitimate reason to oppose a paper trail in order to ensure public confidence in a fair vote.
Thus, The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act (H.R. 550), a bill introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), should be taken up by the House and passed into law this year.

The Velvet Revolution has an easy click and send letter you can use to voice your concerns to your Congressman. I urge you to participate. The letter also provides a space to leave a personal message. This is what I said. Feel free to use it.

The foundation of our democracy rests on the public's confidence in the electoral system. Without a verifiable paper trail, there can no certainty that the count is true and valid. If we are to solve the current polarity of our elecorate and begin to address the serious problems that face us in the future, we must have a transparent election process. I urge you to support this bill.
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