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View Diary: Proper Framing of the Voting Fraud Issue (130 comments)

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  •  What to do? (none)
    A Consitituional amendment is too hard and takes too long--and with paperless voting and Republicans owning our voting machines' source code and electing whoever they want, it will never happen.  

    And it doesn't matter what the Help America [not] Vote Act says, as long as it DOESN'T mandate that EVERYONE has to vote on electronic machines with no paper trail and with Republican donors owning the source code as proprietary information.

    As long as it doesn't say that--that is, as long as we have a choice--we still have a chance at the state and county levels to

    --require a paper receipt
    --get public access to the source code

    Of these, the most important is a paper receipt (by which the precinct level votes and the central vote counters can be audited).

    This is EXTREMELY URGENT.  If we do not get this done, our democracy is OVER.

    --No hope for a progressive Congress in '06
    --No hope for ANY other purpose we may decide upon

    ....ever again.

    I'm going to post my ideas for organizing this effort in a separate Diary (it needs to be done state by state).  Look for:  "Democracy is dead! Long live King George W. Diebold!"

    •  I totally disagree with your premise (none)
      A Consitituional amendment is too hard and takes too long

      I just don't think that because a struggle is difficult, or will not yield results immediately, that it is therefore not worth fighting.

      Only through a constitutional amendment can these rights be guaranteed to all Americans, imho.

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