CA Senators Call to Decertify Paperless Voting:You can help push!
Any Californian mistrust paperless voting machines? Well if you do, now is the time to tell Secretary of State, Kevin Shelly.
"Delete the Machine, Save your vote"
Last week two excellent Californian Senators Called on Secretary of State, Kevin Shelly to decertify all paperless voting systems in California.
Please call Kevin Shelly and ask him to support this action.
Kevin Shelly has done much in support of a paper ballot, but he needs to hear the will of voters to make a final decision.
Please tell him nicely what you want him to do:
DECERTIFY all Electronic paperless voting machines to secure a fair election.
You may want to casually ask "So how do I register for an Absentee ballot?"
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You can also call on other CA State Senators to support this action as well. http://www.sen.ca.gov/
Stand up for right to vote
If you are not from California, please pass this on to someone who is or any place on the net to get the word out.
California Senators call for decertification of paperless e-voting systems
March 12, 2003
After months of public outcry over the threat of election problems related to the use of paperless electronic voting systems, a pair of California State Senators have made a bipartisan plea for the immediate decertification of these systems.
Senate Majority Leader Don Perata, D-Oakland, and Sen. Ross Johnson, R-Irvine, urged Secretary of State Kevin Shelley to decertify the machines and disallow their use in November. If Shelley declines their request, the senators, chairman and vice chairman of the Elections and Reapportionment Committee say they will fast-track legislation denying use of the machines in California.
Perata called the March 2 primary "a test flight of widespread use of these machines. "I think it's fair to say the test flight crashed and burned," he said. "None of us want California to be the sequel to Florida."
After many problems were reported throughout the "Super Tuesday" states, including California, it was reported that in Orange County over 7000 voters were disenfranchised after being given the wrong ballot (a problem that was widely reported on Super Tuesday across the Nation. At that time, it was reported "Wide margins in most races seem likely to spare the county the need for a costly revote." However, it now appears that mistakes with electronic ballots last week affected the outcomes of any races, one low-profile contest is now separated by just five votes — leading one candidate to suggest that no one will ever know who really won. http://www.verifiedvoting.org/article.asp?id=1540