Ten states are being sued to prevent the use of computerized voting systems during the 2008 primary and general elections and beyond. The lawsuit seeks to halt the use of machine-based voting systems and vote counting procedures that hide the ballots and the counting of votes from the People.
The complaint challenges the constitutionality of current voting procedures in the states, claiming that they “heighten the possibility of confusion, deception, frustration, and fraud.” It contends that the existing practices are constitutionally deficient and prevent open, verifiable, transparent voting, and that the use of discredited electronic voting machines and flawed vote counting procedures drastically increase the likelihood of error and election fraud. The lawsuit calls for a visible chain of ballot custody with paper ballots kept in full public view throughout the voting, counting, and tallying process.
The lawsuit asks the Court to prohibit the states from conducting elections that are not open, verifiable, transparent and machine and computer free.
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1. The initial defendants are:
2. View the complaint at this link.
3. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen De-certification of voting machines at this link.
4. University of California Study at this link.
Title: Principal Investigator's Statement on Protection of
David Wagner, Principal Investigator
University of California, Berkeley
August 2, 2007
5. Here are a few of the video clips of the service process in Springfield Illinois which featured a visit with Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State:
Illinois Secy State Jesse White On "Clean Elections"
Illinois Secy State Jesse White - Part 2
Meeting With Illinois Secy State Jesse White - Part 3
Illinois Secy State Jesse White - Part 4