I am having a hard time dealing with all of the airings of documentaries and radio and print spots this past week with people talking about historic election fraud from 2000 and 2004 related to potential voter fraud caused by diebold/touch screen machines. My problem: why are we talking about it now when nothing can be done to protect our votes tomorrow?!
Well despite the doom and gloom that discussing Diebold/touch screen voting represents, the failure to adequately address the issue nationally in 2000 or 2004 or to even mobilize around it in any great and effective way from 2004 to now has already translated to voter fraud.
According to the International Action Center:
Voters, like in West Virginia counties, have reported that electronic voting machines visibly changed their vote to John McCain when they tried to cast their vote for Barack Obama.
Please check the screen and request a paper receipt for your vote if you have to use a touch screen voting machine. If either is inaccurate, ask to fill out a provisional paper ballot and then register your complaint with the Obama campaign (click here) which has lined up 1000s of volunteer lawyers to protect our right to the franchise that is the foundation of democracy.