Fast-track Hacked: HR-811:
In spite of support from MoveOn.org and many progressive
organizations for the new voting bill sponsored by Rush Holt,
there is reason to look more closely at changes made in committee
and flaws which threaten the core of our democracy —
1. No Re-counts possible for presidential elections because of time limitations.
2. Electronic voting machines can print a receipt for you, like an ATM
machine, and then internally cook the books. Unlike the ATM
transactions we make all the time, in public voting systems
if there is no hand count of paper ballots at the precinct level
there is no "check" book, no way to insure the total count is right.
3. HR-811 sanctions privatization of the voting process.
4. HH-811 sanctions secret recounts.
Watch these videos today. Behind the huge outrage we all
feel at the Great Dem Sellout on Iraq, and behind the outrage
we all feel seeing our battle ships leering at Iran, there's another
outrage brewing, and progressives need to look hard at this and
reverse our message engines, fast.
It looks like HR-811 has been hacked,
fast-track hacked because the vote is likely to pass as early
as June 5, leaving us stuck with a huge erosion of democracy,
possibly the final blow at the same time announcing to
us that our voting system is now fixed, another mission accomplished.
Click to view: Holt Bill Is A Poison Pill
by Mark Crispin Miller-NYU Professor and voting integrity advocate
Click to view: Election Deception
by Abbe Waldman Delozier and Vickie Karp
authors of HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America
Pass this on to everyone you know. Write to MoveOn.org and all our
progressive organizations and let them know HR-811 has been fast-track
The only way to insure accurate elections is to have paper ballots
placed in ballot boxes and then hand counted at the precinct level.
You can read a marked up version of HR-811 here which will explain the technical problems
that are summarized in the videos.
*image from www.slate.com
©Susan Bright, 2007
Susan Bright is the author of nineteen books of poetry. She is the editor of Plain View Press which since 1975 has published one-hundred-and-ninety books. Her work as a poet, publisher, activist and educator has taken her all over the United States and abroad. Her most recent book, The Layers of Our Seeing, is a collection of poetry, photographs and essays about peace done in collaboration with photographer Alan Pogue and Middle Eastern journalist, Muna Hamzeh.
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