Those of us, who agree that the SOS and his ilk are against free and fair elections along with our belief that Tennesseans deserve to vote on paper ballots that can be scanned by a speedy and efficient opti-scan device, must contact our legislators and inform them that we demand the immediate implementation of TVCA. Let us talk with our local election commissioners and let them know that we are concerned and why. Impress upon them the improved efficiency of paper ballots scanned quickly by one opti-scan machine rather than having to set up and maintain many unreliable touch screen machines. Insist they pressure the SOS to implement TVCA. Call, write, fax, email! It is up to us. We can't sit around and let our voting rights be denied. Are we intelligent, brave, and free citizens of Tennessee, or are we sheep? So, fellow citizens, let us do our civic duty and make sure that our public servants obey the law.
The bi-partisan vote for paper ballots, that could be scanned in to be counted, was almost unanimous in the TN legislature. It is interesting that the ant-safe vote became partisan this year from the party that gained power using unsafe, hackable touch screen voting machines. One wonders, also, what influence all that money left over in the Tennessee HAVA account has on the vendors who sell the touchscreen machines [DRE's]. There is a great push to replace broken voting machines with the same discredited machines that nobody wants. Tennessee may be one of the last markets for DRE's. We have the funds`already allocated to rectify the terrible mistake of voting on machines that break down, loose votes that cannot be recovered, and cause long lines because of their limitations. Let us insist that the Secretary of State obey the law and implement safe and open voting.
And let us stay involved in our precious right to vote and to oversee the counting of the votes.
I just found out that Rep. Cohen did sign on to HR 333. Now, let's bring the articles of impeachment against Bush.
Thanks, you make me proud to be from Tennessee. Now that we are into impeachment, let's go after the bosses, Cheney [HR 333] and add Bush. You have the country supporting you as the truth of high crimes and misdemeanors is explained during the process. If we don't impeach the top guys soon we will have the bombing of Iran and the continuation of this group of thugs finishing our freedoms.
By MIcaela Watts, Josh Cannon, & Toby Sells
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