By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Can we prevent a national election meltdown?
Will they hack the presidential election?
According to this week's Christian Science Monitor, "if
someone could get a few minutes’ unattended access to a
paperless machine, that person could install a software virus
that could spread to other machines and switch those machines’
votes before deleting all traces of itself."
a Voter Assembly in your community for
Nov 7th, the day after the election.
With the clock ticking, every hour brings new
reports of serious voting rights violations.
From Ohio, today, came the news
that experimental software patches were installed on vote counting
tabulators in up to 39 Ohio counties. The Free Press has found that an elections
corporation, Election Systems and Solutions (ES&S), installed
software patches that will impact 4,041,056 registered voters,
including those in metropolitan Columbus and Cleveland. This software
install violates Ohio law because this software has never been tested
by public authorities. And this, just 5 days before Election Day.
People in Florida, Virginia and Indiana
have gotten calls falsely telling them they can vote early by phone
and don't need to go to a polling place. In suburban Broward County,
Fla., a handful of elderly voters who requested absentee ballots say
they were visited by unknown people claiming to be authorized to
collect the ballots.
In 2004, we organized the first No Stolen
Elections! campaign and launched the Ohio Recount. In 2008, 2011, and
2012, our No More Stolen Elections! efforts have exposed fraud,
forced recounts, and built momentum for hand-counted paper ballots
and other essential reforms. But we can't afford to rest now. We need
the resources to keep moving forward. We must be ready on Election
Day. Please give now.
Two stolen presidential elections is two too many.
The only thing that could be more true than that is that a third
presidential election is being manipulated right now.