Saturday, September 24, 2005

Carter-Baker lowdown

Some hot info behind the Carter-Baker election reform committee. Link

Monday, September 19, 2005

And now Carter-Baker on vote reform

On the Carter-Baker commission

Here is how the Washington Post reported it

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64518-2005Apr18.html

Many basic points were addressed:
"Those recommendations are not expected until September, which is a good thing because the academics, advocacy group leaders and politicians invited to testify yesterday provided a dizzying list of electoral problems that might make some wonder how any ballots were counted in November."

But Diebold security (or rather the lack of it) was not.
See this expose:
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00001838.htm

And as to be expected:
"Carter and Baker were clear on what they do not plan to address: how congressional districts are drawn, whether the electoral college ought to be revamped or abolished and whether the District ought to be able to vote in Congress."

My prediction:
Carter will be the front man, the honest guy for yet another of Baker's devious plays....

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Count Every Vote agenda and plans

Agenda and Resources, September 18, 2005

Agenda

What we’ve done so far:


1. Letter-writing campaign: journalists, community activists, public
officials, public figures, union officials

2. Group letters: journalism schools (inviting them to get students
involved in investigating voting systems, voting irregularities,
electronic voting machines), Political science professors

3. Public libraries: purchase requests

4. Meetings: Skokie Mayor Van Dusen, Rep. Jan Schakowsky,
Washington aide to Sen. Durbin

5. League of Women Voters: organizing a meeting

6. Setting up "Count Every Vote" blog

7. “Invisible Ballots” movie. Purchasing and disseminating

8. Chain letter to friends and relatives linking to
"Count Every Vote" blog

9. Business cards bought and distributed at political and
informational meetings along with blog print out.


Plans for the future

Journalists’ reviews
Showings of movie
Lending library
Letters
Library purchase requests

Brainstorming:
New contacts
New ideas
New directions

Reading Resources

Rep. John Conyers, Judiciary Committee, “What Went Wrong with Ohio”

Greg Palast “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”

“Did George W. Bush Steal America’s 2004 Election? Essential Documents,”
Fitrakis, Rosenfeld and Wasserman

“Invisible Ballots: A Temptation for Electronic Vote Fraud” (movie documentary)