10 May 2005

What You Can Do About Election Fraud

Ernest Partridge
Crisis Papers' co-editor

April 26, 2005 -- SAN FRANCISCO (crisispapers.org) -- During the two and a half years that The Crisis Papers has been on the web, we have posted hundreds of articles and links in our "Election 2004 Fraud" and "Electoral Integrity" pages. In addition I have written and published numerous essays about the issue, most recently just two weeks ago. On each occasion, I have received numerous letters telling me "I'm convinced that the elections are frauds," then asking "Now what can I do about it?"

Here is a partial answer. "Partial," because if honest and verifiable elections are ever to return to the United States, it will be because this question will be asked relentlessly by an outraged public.

Electoral integrity is arguably the most important political issue to face the American people since the founding of our democracy, as it raises the question of whether, in fact, we still have a democracy. For if, as the skeptics contend, the outcome of our federal "elections" are decided before a single vote is cast, then the government of the United States no longer "[derives] its just powers from the consent of the governed." Despite what we are told from Washington, or by the corporate media, this is not a government "of, by, and for the people."

The grounds for suspicion about the integrity of our elections are simple, straightforward, and undisputed. In federal elections, thirty percent of the votes are cast, and eighty percent of the votes are regionally compiled, in machines:

(a) utilizing secret software,

(b) producing no independent record of the votes (e.g. Paper trails"), and

(c) manufactured by active members and supporters of the Republican Party.

In sum, the system in place is effectively designed, either deliberately or accidentally, to facilitate fraud.


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