www.WeThePatriots.org

 

Join the fight for democratic elections! Sign the Request by Voters and Call YOUR Congressional Representative NOW!

 

What is the Request by Voters?

 

The Request by Voters (RBV) is a letter to Congress asking to amend the bill formerly known as "H.R. 550" (the "Holt Bill") to provide crucial checks and balances in our elections: * TRANSPARENCY* *ACCOUNTABILITY* *CITIZEN OVERSIGHT* The letter in its entirety can be viewed at http://www.WeThePatriots.org

 

THREE REMEDIES

(1) Voter marked paper ballots and hand-counted paper ballot disaster recovery plan for all computerized voting jurisdictions. (2) Freedom of access to election information, ballots, and records in a timely fashion to all interested citizens prior to certification of elections. (3) Restructure the Election Assistance Commission to a 50-state representational body of election officials and citizens.

What is the Holt Bill?

The Holt Bill is proposed federal legislation to amend the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to address voting equipment standards and security.

 

 

 

TWO RECOMMENDATIONS
(1) Comprehensive GAO Accountability Study and analysis of best practices for election administration and post-HAVA election equipment, appropriations, and results. (2) Congressional Committee to study the election crisis and hold public hearings.

 

Why does the Holt Bill need to be amended?

Titled "The Voter Confidence Bill, the Holt Bill enables the continued use of high-risk voting equipment, giving primacy to the very thing causing the lack of voter confidence in our nation's systems. With over 200 cosponsors on the Bill, if amended, there is an opportunity for meaningful election reform to point the country in a new direction: election integrity.

 

 

 

How will the Request by Voters amend the Holt Bill?

The RBV will focus the Holt Bill on election integrity.

 

      DEMOCRACY STANDARDS not TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS

      VOTER MARKED PAPER BALLOTS not VOTER VERIFIED PAPER BALLOTS

      GETTING THE COUNT RIGHT ON ELECTION NIGHT not ERRONEOUS COUNTS AND VOTING EQUIPMENT AUDITS

      CITIZEN OVERSIGHT not INDUSTRY OVERSIGHT

 

It is really very simple. There are two competing products:  democracy and industry. ALL of the proposed Congressional legislation supports industry.

 

Where do YOU stand?

 

Sign the Request by Voters ~Let your Congressperson know.  

 

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Contact: Vickie Karp, karp@mail.com, or Abbe DeLozier, abbe@austin.rr.com

 

Early signers of the Request By Voters include the following
individuals and organizations:

  • Senator Jackie Cilley, NH District 6
  • Representative Andrew J. Edwards, Nashua, NH 03062
  • Representative Eileen Ehlers, Hooksett, NH
  • Representative Lily Mesa, Manchester, NH
  • Ed Asner, Actor
  • Bev Harris, BlackBoxVoting.ORG
  • Joan Brunwasser, Voting Integrity Editor, OpEdNews
  • Citizens to Stop Computerized Voting
  • Coalition for Visible Ballots
  • Abbe Waldman Delozier, Editor, "Hacked"
  • Democracy for Colorado
  • Democracy for Flagstaff
  • Democracy for New Hampshire
  • Democracy for New Hampshire Fair Elections Committee
  • Democracy for Oregon
  • Election Defense Alliance
  • Election Integrity
  • Freedom Socialist Party
  • Aaron Freeman, comedian and actor
  • Steve Freeman, Election activist
  • Bruce Funk, County Clerk, Emery County, Utah
  • Barry Gordon, radio talk host, former president of SAG, actor
  • Harland Harrison, Candidate for Congress, CA District 12, Libertarian Party, 2004 & 2006
  • Thom Hartmann, Journalist
  • Steve Heller, Diebold Election Systems whistleblower
  • Jackson Action
  • Larry L. Jackson , 2006 Chair 30th District Democrats
  • Rob Kall, Owner and Chief Editor, OpEdNews
  • Vickie Karp, Editor, "Hacked"
  • Camille Khattar , Precinct Chair 14, Democratic Party of Collin County, North Texas
  • Al Kolwicz, Election Watchdog, Colorado
  • Latinos for America
  • Paul Lehto, Election law attorney
  • Paul Rogat Loeb, Author and activist
  • Mark Crispin Miller, Author
  • Memphis Operation Election Integrity
  • Josh Mitteldorf
  • National Ballot Integrity Project
  • New Hampshire Ballot Integrity Task Force
  • New Hampshire Citizens Alliance
  • New Hampshire Women Making a Difference
  • New Hampshire PIRG
  • Northeast Citizens for Responsible Media
  • Bruce O'Dell, Computer security systems analyst and election integrity activist
  • Progressive Democrats of America-- Metro San Diego chapter
  • Protect California Ballots
  • OpEdNews
  • Mary Patee , H D # 27 Chair Jeffco Democrats, Jefferson Count - Arvada Peace & Justice
  • Protect California Ballots
  • San Diego Democracy For America
  • Wanda Schwerer, Committeeperson, Pinellas County Democratic Party, Belleair Beach
  • Show Me The Vote Missouri
  • TrueVoteSan Diego
  • Vote Rescue, Austin, Texas
  • Jeanie Williams-West , Local Democratic Party Executive Committee, State central committee, local parish executive committee
  • YubaNet News
  • Howard Zinn, author and historian