If you reject
Trump's racist claims of voter fraud, but
are still concerned that electronic
vote-counting machines could be used to
steal an election... Then
hand counted paper ballots.
community-based “People’s Vote Must
you can be part of a national network of
citizen activists working to implement
paper ballot voting to stop election theft
and restore transparency and public
Our elections can be
highjacked. But not as Trump claims
because of voters using fraudulent
ID. No, indeed, the major problem is
the voting machines themselves.
In our system today, even
paper ballots are counted by machines with
- The voting
machines are manufactured by just three
private corporations—Diebold (now part of
ES&S), Dominion and Hart.
- The computer code is
- Tampering with the
code is neither detectable nor traceable.
inspectors cannot verify that the votes
are being counted accurately.
Trump’s charge of fraudulent ballots is a
cover for the real fact that voters in
primarily Hispanic and African-American
areas are being denied the right to vote
- too few polling places
in these neighborhoods
- a lack of working
- limited voter access
by fewer days and shorter hours for
Follow these steps to
Alliance for Democracy demands
that the People's
Vote Must Count.
• We must end
vote manipulation and voter
• We must
campaign for hand-counted paper
ballots where we live.
about about how voting machines can be
used to steal elections--even
the ones that count paper ballots. Use Alliance for Democracy's latest
issue of Justice Rising
as a study guide to link the campaign for
hand-counted paper ballots to other needed
reforms. Screen documentaries like Hacking
Democracy (2006) or I
election process in your
town, city, or county. What are the ways
that people’s votes are not secure? Document your
findings and report to
your town, city or county council and
election officials with recommendations to
make the case for hand-counted paper
legislation or an initiative calling
for hand-counted paper ballots (HCPB).
Look for campaign and outreach materials
here in the coming weeks. Or consider
implementing a HCPB process in one
precinct to demonstrate this process is
both reliable and doable.
here for more info on how to organize
a local campaign.
Report your organizing to
Barbara Clancy (firstname.lastname@example.org),
AfD’s national campaign coordinator, who
will document what is going on around the
Alliance for Democracy's “People’s Vote
Must Count” Campaign is based on the
knowledge and experience of the many
people who contributed to the Fall
2016 issue of Justice Rising.
Check it out and launch your own local
election protection campaign.
issue of our journal, Justice Rising,
can be used as a study guide on the need for
hand-counted paper ballots and on the other
ways in which our elections must be made
secure to ensure that every vote counts
equally and every citizen has an equal
opportunity to vote.
- Election theft
- Voter Apartheid
- Voter Suppression
Read and print individual articles or order
a copy. Contact us by
email, or phone at 978-333-7971.
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