Election Fraud/Reform

Voters Rights

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on October 13, 2005 - 6:58am. ::

Note:  This is an old resolution that has been superceded by new ones on voting reform. 

 

WHEREAS, many citizens, especially African-Americans, the homeless, and immigrants, have been intimidated, excluded, and shut out from the democratic process; and

WHEREAS, District of Columbia residents are not permitted to vote in the general election for president, nor for members of Congress; and

WHEREAS, in some states, convicted felons are not allowed to vote even though they have completed the penalties placed upon them by the judicial system; and

WHEREAS, many citizens find it difficult to vote due to work schedules; and

WHEREAS, the use of electronic voting machines, which do not provide auditable records, has endangered the election process for all of us, by making it difficult or impossible to verify the vote count; and

WHEREAS, electronic voting machines with proprietary, secret software create new ways of corrupting elections; be it therefore

RESOLVED, that We support the following measures to make the election process more democratic:


"Help America Vote Act" Reform

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on October 13, 2005 - 6:46am. :: |

Note:  This is an old resolution that has been superceded by a new version on voting reform.

WHEREAS voting is the cornerstone of any democratic republic and without every vote having equal weight and every voter having equal rights to free expression there is no democracy but only hypocrisy and dictatorship; and

WHEREAS the elections of the years 2000 and 2004 clearly illustrated the flaws in the current voting methods, but no fair alternative has been proposed; and

WHEREAS every electronic voting machine system thus far submitted and demonstrated has been manufactured by, their computer software provided by and installed by corporations whose owners or managers have been clearly shown to be loyal members of only one political party and at least one of them promised to "deliver" the election to his party’s candidate; and

WHEREAS every demonstration of those electronic voting machines has uncovered irregularities and improprieties which only serve to demonstrate their infeasibility; be it therefore

RESOLVED, that We, in keeping with the principles of democracy, support the following measures:


Protection from Election Fraud

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on August 20, 2005 - 1:34am. ::

PROTECTION FROM ELECTION FRAUD

Note: This is an old resolution that has been superceded by a new version on voting reform.

 

Whereas computerized voting equipment is inherently subject to programming error, equipment malfunction, and malicious tampering; and


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