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27 September 2006 @ 11:13 am
IMPORTANT action alert- your vote may be lost!  
I got this email from TrueMajority, and I want it distributed as widely as possible. Please take action, then post this on your LJ so we can get thousands of people participating.

From TrueMajority:

Paperless electronic voting machines will be used once again
this fall, and already during the primaries they failed. In
Maryland crowds of legal voters were turned away from the polls
when the machines couldn't be started[1].

There's a simple safeguard - have enough paper ballots on hand
so the election can go forward even if the machines let us down
again. Obvious, right? Senators Boxer (D-CA) and Dodd (D-CT)
have introduced a last-minute bill which would provide money to
any state that is willing to print up the paper ballots. It's
cheap, it's easy, and there's no reason not to do it. But time
is short.

Tell your Senator to support the emergency paper ballot bill.
http://action.truemajority.org/campaign/paper_ballot_c4/w3knxsi445biij8?

TrueMajorityACTION started calling attention to the dangers of
paperless electronic voting back in 2004 with our "Computer Ate
My Vote" campaign. Many more states now require paper records of
our votes, but still an alarming 40% of ballots will be cast on
electronic voting machines this November[2]. Even Maryland's
Republican Governor is now calling for a return to paper
ballots[3]. We'll keep working with our partners in the movement
to make sure all states eventually require a voter-verified
paper record of every vote. In the meantime, though, the
Boxer-Dodd plan is a good backup.

The election is in weeks, and Congress adjourns in days -- Send
a message now and tell the Senate to protect our votes.
http://action.truemajority.org/campaign/paper_ballot_c4/w3knxsi445biij8?

Then, forward this message on to your friends, so they can sign
on too. Don't wait.
http://action.truemajority.org/campaign/paper_ballot_c4/forward/w3knxsi445biij8?

Matt Holland
TrueMajorityACTION Online Director

1 - The SentinelCounty
http://www.thesentinel.com/295412252776619.php

2 - New York Times 26 September 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/26/washington/27ballotscnd.html

3 - New York Times 24 September 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/24/us/politics/24voting.html