New Meeting: Deadline TODAY: Tell Your County Not to Purchase Electronic voting machines!

From: Matt
Sent on: Friday, February 8, 2008 3:09 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Greater NYC Ron Paul Action Group Manhattan+!

What: Deadline TODAY: Tell Your County Not to Purchase Electronic voting machines!

When: Friday, February 8, 4:30 PM

Where: (A location for this meeting hasn't been chosen yet)

Meeting Description: Tell Your County Not to Purchase Failed DRE voting machines!

In a shocking move, New York State Supreme Court Justice O'Connor overruled the decision of the State Board of Elections and allowed touchscreen voting machines (DREs), to be purchased by counties. Last week the Board voted to eliminate the LibertyVote and Avante DREs because they violate New York State law and don't qualify as ballot marking devices. But legal experts were astounded when the Court decided that vendors should be able to sell whatever equipment they want - whether or not it serves the needs of voters. There are no less than 3 paper ballot/ballot marker/ballot scanner systems available to the counties. There is no need to buy expensive, failure prone DREs when a superior alternative is available for less cost.

County election commissioners are scheduled to make their machine choice today, February 8. It is urgent that you call your county Board of Elections today and tell them -
DO NOT PURCHASE TOUCH SCREEN VOTING MACHINES.

Call you county Board of Elections today! You can find a contact information for your Board by clicking on your county on this map:

County map:
http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001A0MVTKgm6nAEJwmJ69NEjOaLkwfvk2M0bt2Gz1F2TEkSRTkpClLx7C9G15waYFs7HN7dy244t0JJ2xWI7vWGsOHGFYlARAzP17gENZ7xszETxVhbkQjJ7ZkVJDG_xVuZIrePRk6_-mKLCPjeDmKfENHCxVEWhZlvhS9iAEtsl2nsvSJXCp3s3U0cTUSwwGo4QD2rNAHvoVs7G4TKZ1IPuwAEaqHyIXFWYePZiptEosGySX72rGfwLQ==

Here's a sample statement you can use when you speak to your election commissioners:

"I understand a state court has directed the NYS Board of Elections to include the LibertyVote and Avante DREs among the machines to be considered for disabled voters. These machines do not comply with NYS Election law and must not be purchased by our county. The LibertyVote DRE was banned in its home country of Holland after a government authorized study confirmed the ease with which the machine could be hacked. The LibertyVote DRE fails as a ballot marking device for voters with disabilities. Voters with special needs cannot independently verify their ballots as required by State and Federal law."

Learn more here:
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/50/calendar/7292127/

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