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News :: Politics
Recount the vote - Eyes on New Hampshire & Ohio
19 Nov 2004
The only way we will know if our votes were fully and accurately counted, is to demand recounts in every state possible. While recounts aren't likely to overturn the result, they are absolutely necessary in order to preserve our democracy
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Recount the vote - Eyes on New Hampshire & Ohio
In New Hampshire and Florida, voting trends seemed to depend more on which voting machine was used than on what party voters were affiliated with. When asked to produce "zero reports" at poll opening, some Florida touch-screen machines reported votes were already in the system. Gahanna, Ohio had thousands more votes show up than voters. Accounting for provisional ballots has been murky, and anomalies have now surfaced in Cuyahoga County, Perry County, and Youngstown Ohio.

Optical scan machines in 22 mid-sized Florida counties had statistically improbable results, which did not exist in Florida touch-screens. Technicians got inside access to a central tabulator in Collier County during the middle of the election, and modem security settings may have been disabled for Diebold machines. At least 350 reports of similar errors, "computer glitches" and anomalies have been reported across the country.

The only way we will know if our votes were fully and accurately counted, is to demand recounts in every state possible. While recounts aren't likely to overturn the result, they are absolutely necessary in order to preserve our democracy.

The Help America Recount Fund
The Help America Recount Fund is a new 527 organization affiliated with the National Ballot Integrity Project, a consortium of national, state and local organizations committed to the transparency and integrity of our elections. The sole purpose of the Help America Recount Fund is to provide support for and citizen financing of presidential ballot recounts, election contests and lawsuits to audit the 2004 election. The Help America Recount Fund is a not-for-profit organization, and is not affiliated with any political party.

If the Politicians and the Parties Won't Do It, America's Citizens Will
John Kerry has not responded to requests that he demand recounts. At the request of voting rights activists, third party candidates have stepped into the breach. Ralph Nader has formally filed for a recount in New Hampshire. Green Party candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Michael Badnarik have joined forces to demand a full recount in Ohio. Black Box Voting has launched a fraud audit into Florida, and candidates and citizens stand ready to contest the state's results in court as the first step toward a full recount of the Florida vote.

The Help America Recount Fund is the central funding mechanism to mount a major legal challenge to the Florida Presidential results. The contributions of patriotic citizens have already helped us ensure direct private funding of the Nader recount in New Hampshire. We stand ready to assist in funding the Ohio challenge as well. Results in several additional states reveal similar patterns of anomalies; Help America Recount is committed to helping to fund recounts in as many of these states as possible. It all depends on you.

Democracy Depends on You!
The Help America Recount Fund is committed to certainty. Certainty that every vote is counted. That every vote counts. That every American can justifiably have full trust in the system and the technologies by which the vote is collected and counted. Anything less in unacceptable. It's up to all of us to make it happen. It's our country. It's our government. It's our responsibility.

Help us restore the trustworthiness of America's elections, and the integrity of our cherished democracy by donating to the Help America Recount Fund today.

Go here: http://www.helpamericarecount.org/
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