Standing For Voters Continues to Add Signatories, Endorsements
Standing for Voters, a project of Velvet Revolution, is proud to announce that Presidential candidates Cynthia McKinney (Green Party) and Ralph Nader (Independent), along with candidates for U.S. Congress, state elected offices, city councils, and other candidates from all parts of America have taken the Standing for Voters pledge.
A candidate who takes the pledge promises not to conceed before all votes are counted and to "officially challenge the results of the election as provided by law if the combination of election conditions, incident reports, and announced election results calls into question the reliability of the official vote count."
There's also a growning list of organizations that have endorsed Standing for Voters' efforts. Groups wishing to learn more or to endorse Standing For Voters are invited to email info@standingforvoters.
We hope you'll ask your candidates to join the growing list of those who have taken the Standing for Voters pledge.
We've previously blogged about SFV here. Since then, the project has continued to grow with more candidates taking the pledge.
From the SFV website:
As a candidate, you want voters to know what you stand for. We the People want you to Stand for Voters!
After the election, you'll be declared the winner. Or the loser. But should you, or the public, trust the election results? And, if you don't, or the electorate doesn't, what can you do about it? This election, let's make sure democracy is the winner!
Current conditions in the U.S. election system have shattered the basis for confidence in results:
- Millions of voters are illegally denied the right to vote.
- Votes are counted by computers that can produce any result, regardless of the voters' real votes.
- Exit polls, used worldwide to detect suspicious election results, are altered to match official totals.
In many situations, ONLY candidates can initiate election challenges. Be prepared to take this action if necessary, because your election isn't just about you. Every election is about We the People. And We the People Need your help.The list of candidates who have taken the pledge continues to grow. You can learn how to ask your candidate to take the Standing for Voters pledge.
Please take action today.