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  •  What can we do? (none)
    Any action suggestions?
    •  Write, Call, Fax, Cajole... (none)
      ...get the media to pay attention to this story.  Make this the (2d) story coming out of our big debate win tonight..."Kerry Wins Big....sleazy GOP Trying to Steal Elections" has a nice ring for a Yahoo news front page...
    •  Contact Local Media Outlets (none)
      if you can find a local angle.

      I just contacted the Austin American Statesman's political columnist, because he recently wrote columns about  voter registration issues and the many close D/R contests at the state and Congressional levels.

      The closeness of these contests made me worried that there might be a similar effort focused there because Bush is safe, and DeLay has the indictment/ethics question hanging over his head.

      Then, I saw the Texas connection to Sproule, and thought it was worth investigating.

      At the very least, it's a chance to get people educated about the provisional voting process, and  give a boost to their legitimacy-which will surely be challenged post election.

      I want to try to contact some stations, but I have some work to do today as well, so I don't know if that can happen today. Some other Austinite ready to take the baton?

      A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are for. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

      by boadicea on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 04:18:11 PM PDT

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      •  I will.... (none)
        ....try to make some calls and send some emails today to News 8, KVUE, KEYE, etc.  I have a friend who worked for a Denver NBC affiliate and will see if she can call anyone there.  

        Visit my blog for no apparent reason! And don't vote for Bush.

        by utlaw guy on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 04:23:21 PM PDT

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        •  Thanks! (none)
          Keep us posted.  I'll try to follow up later as well.

          Now, to the work of my boss, instead of the work of democracy.

          A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are for. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

          by boadicea on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 04:27:42 PM PDT

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    •  Contact the election officials for each state. (none)
      I recommend contacting the elections department for each state and letting them know about your concerns, a quick summary of what the research behind this article has shown, and a link back to it in case they're interested in finding out more.

      Email: Dean Heller
      Call: (775) 684-5705
      Fax: (775) 684-5718
      Nevada Secretary of State
      Elections Division
      101 N Carson St Ste 3
      Carson City, NV 89701-3714

      Email: Elections Division
      Call: (503) 986-1518
      Fax: (503) 373-7313
      Oregon Secretary of State
      Elections Division
      141 State Capitol
      Salem, OR 97310-0001

      West Virginia:
      Email: Elections division
      Call: (304) 558-6000
      Fax: (304) 558-0900
      West Virginia Secretary of State
      Elections Division
      1900 Kanawha Blvd E Rm 157K Bldg 1
      Charleston, WV 25305-0009

      Email: Elections Bureau
      Call: (717) 787-5280
      Pennsylvania Department of State
      Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislations
      210 N Office Building
      Harrisburg, PA 17120-0060

      Email: Elections division
      Call: (602) 542-8683
      Fax: (602) 542-6172
      Arizona Secretary of State
      Elections Division
      1700 W Washington St Fl 7
      Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

      •  I'm getting an error message (none)
        Something on the order of "default e-mail client not installed" when I click on the names you've provided to contact about this issue. Any advice?

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