HELP AMERICA VOTE ON PAPERPosted in Democratic Underground, General, SolarBus.org, TAKE ACTION!, Video on July 28th, 2006
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When more than half of Americans are not confident votes are counted accurately — that’s an intolerable condition for a democracy.
This short film finds that much of the uncertainty and persistent controversy surrounding past elections is rooted in the sheer number of lost votes, flipped votes, and plain old breakdowns occurring on the growing number of costly electronic voting machines used throughout America.
Under the guise of mandating accessibility for disabled voters, the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is forcing a wholesale shift in how our votes are cast and counted — just in time for the 2006 elections.
You’ll see governors on both sides of the aisle condemning touchscreen DREs in favor of paper ballots, optically scanned or hand counted, as the only way to allow for meaningful audits and recounts.
This film highlights a deep history of success in past voting rights movements, and lays out next steps for restoring basic accountability and integrity to American elections.
Originally posted on Democratic Underground by garybeck of solarbus.org
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