Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Paper Ballots

Since I moved to Oregon, I vote not only with a paper ballot - but by mail. Yes it takes away some of the fun of "election day" - but we talk politics for weeks as we pour over the ballots in our homes.

And yes, paper ballots and mail voting can also have problems - but you don't hear about problems with Oregon voting like you hear in other states which have those damnable new and hackable machines.

So MoveOn is asking us to sign a petition to get Congress to move quickly on this issue!

This Sunday's cover story in The New York Times Magazine makes plain the threat:
The winner of the 2008 presidential election could be decided by flawed, insecure, and hackable electronic voting machines.

Congress is poised to consider a new emergency paper ballots bill next week—but we'll have to convince them to act right away.

I signed the petition urging local, state, and federal officials to require a paper trail for our votes.
Please join with me and others by signing the petition and HERE IS THE LINK

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