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News :: Environment
Vote-Swapping lives (and does good).
27 Sep 2004
Make your MA vote count -- Vote Swapping is alive and well @ votepair.org.
Corp-bots aside, you wanna have four more years? ? Yeeuck!

Kerry is going to get 60% or the votes here in Massachusetts, or 1.2 Million more than he needs for the 12 electoral college votes. cf http://electoral-vote.com

Suppose a chunk of them could be safely given to Cobb or Nader? How about you voting for Nader instead of Kerry, if a person in an important state votes for Kerry? Like Florida, or NH.

Cobb does better, Nader does better, and Kerry wins. Not yeeuck.

Easy, VotePair. VotePair.org is made up of people who put up vote swapping sites in 2000, we have glommed together for one site with fancy math to control the swaps for the most strategic impact.

So, although the electoral college is a biggie attack on "one person, one vote" we can undo that attack with the good ole I'net.

More info at http://www.votepair.org.

Tell your friends, lovers and parents to do it, too.

See also:
http://www.votepair.org

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Votepair is filled with con men
22 Oct 2004
Please don't fall for this. There are a number of republican sites encouraging Bush supporters to sign up multiple times to trick Kerry voters into not voting for him, while they still cast their vote for Bush.

This is just one example:

From News Radio 1370: http://www.wspd.com/bobf2.html

1. Set up a few bogus email accounts on Yahoo or Hotmail. Make up names if you'd like.
2. Go to www.VotePair.org .
3. Select a swing state such as Florida or Pennsylvania where Nader is on the ballot.
4. Select "Nader" as your first choice for President.
5. Enter your name and email address so they can pair you with a Kerry supporter in a "safe state."
7. Confirm your agreement to vote for Kerry in your swing state via the email they send to your account while he agrees to vote for Nader in his safe state.
8. Print your confirmation email.
9. Take your printed email into your bathroom and use it as a substitute for your Charmin.
10. Go to your precinct on November 2nd and vote for George W. Bush.
11. Feel proud that you helped stop voter fraud in the United States of America!

There are other sites as well where people are admitting to signing up with multiple user accounts. Please don't "trade" your vote because you put your trust in a random online stranger. You wouldn't give your absentee ballot to a stranger you just met on a bus, and trust them to fill it in and mail it for you. Don't give your vote away to a stranger on the internet.