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    to start with, but we need to go further.

    First off:

    PAPER BALLOTS

    HAND COUNTED

    IN PUBLIC

    Paper ballots should be hand counted in front of witnesses, and on camera. Accuracy is more important than speed. If it takes a few days, so what?

    Then we need strict laws, strictly enforced, against bribery, intimidation, or any other kind of interference with vote counters and other election officials.

    Make it unconstitutional for Secretaries of State to be active members of the campaigns of anyone running in their state.

    Devise and enforce nationwide standards for voting to ensure that national results can't be skewed by a few local problems here and there.

    Move Election Day to November 11th, Veterans' Day, in tribute to those who gave all in the name of our democracy. Make it a national paid holiday.

    Keep the polls open from midnight to midnight to give everybody enough time to vote.

    These reforms should go a long way to solving the problems that occurred in 2000 and 2004 and prevent them from recurring.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 08:28:27 AM PST

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