Thursday, August 14, 2008

Why I support the protect the vote movement

I get really upset when I hear pundits explain the reasons why Democrats lost the 2000 and 2004 elections. At the time the DLC was promoting a "benign neglect" policy that would attract more southern white male voters. (I wonder if they are still promoting that campaign now?). The so-called experts will give you a plethora of explanations ranging from the strength of the religious right (especially the evangelicals) to the need for tax relief. The truth of the matter and the issue that the majority of Republicans and DEMOCRATS refuse to admit is that the 2000 and 2004 elections were STOLEN. According to Greg Palast (British news anchor, journalist) the mechanisms to steal the 2008 elections are already in place. Black voters( and other minorities)were disenfranchised by defective voting machines and caging. We continue to be told that the Obama/McCain race is so close. That just makes it easier to steal. That's what we were told in the Bush/Kerry and Bush/Gore presidential elections: it was just soooooooooooooo close!
We need a paper trail! It is the only way that we can be assured of an honest election. This is why I support the effort for an honest '08 election and you should too.

Voting Machines: Momentum for Paper RecordsMoveOn members wearing “Got Paper? Got Audits?” T-shirts packed a recent voting machines hearing in Congress, spurring many elected representatives to speak up for voter-verified paper records. Phone calls from MoveOn members nationwide are convincing more and more members of Congress to get behind the bill requiring paper records—bringing the total to over 200 co-sponsors! Sign the Petition » Election reform campaigns »

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