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Calling All Hackers And IT Specialists!

$20,000 Reward For Information About Vote Tabulation Manipulation In 2010 Election

ProtectOurElections.org has posted the reward for anyone who can provide evidence that vote tabulation results were manipulated in such a way that the results changed the legitimate winner in a 2010 federal election. The information must lead to arrest and conviction in order for the reward to be paid.
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For details, see ProtectOurElections.org VelvetRevolution.us is a partner in ProtectOurElections.org

Candidates: Take the Standing For Voters Pledge!

Candidates: Take the Standing for Voters Pledge!

Voters: Urge All Candidates to Sign the Standing for Voters Pledge!

You're asking voters to stand up for you -- by donating to your campaign, volunteering their time, and casting their votes. Now it's time for you to Stand For Voters!


The Velvet Revolution Election Protection Strike Force has launched an ongoing campaign at StandingforVoters.org to get candidates for elected office to pledge to challenge suspicious election results. From the StandingForVoters.org website:

As a candidate, you have Standing to challenge suspicious election results on behalf of all of us! 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.

We also call upon voters to ask candidates to sign the Standing For Voters Pledge -- or the stronger Super Pledge. Visit the site for tips on how to get the message to candidates.

Visit StandingForVoters.org today.

Diebold: Return Our Money!

Velvet Revolution and other non-profits have launched a campaign to achieve a refund of all the money -- over $100 million -- that California has spent on Diebold/Premier's failed and faulty electronic voting systems.

We're also calling on the State to hold Diebold accountable.

Go to the Diebold: Return Our Money site to send an email calling for the following:

  • Diebold/Premier: 'Return Our Money!'

  • Secretary of State Bowen: Throw Diebold Out of Our State, Once and For All!

  • Attorney General Brown: Investigate! Prosecute! Obtain a Refund!

Your email will go directly to Diebold/Premier, and to the offices of Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Attorney General Jerry Brown.

Become a fan of this campaign on Facebook!

With enough support, we'll expand this program to other vendors and other states. Why are we starting with Diebold and with California?

California officials recently revealed that ALL of Diebold/Premier's voting systems violate federal certifications guidelines!* These systems illegally do some or all of the following::*

  • delete ballots without notice
  • allow the "permanent" audit log records to be deleted
  • fail to properly record deletion of ballots
  • insert incorrect time stamps on audit log items.

Yet Diebold falsely claimed to meet all federal voting system standards!

We will not stand by and tolerate fraudulent use of our tax dollars!

Velvet Revolution thanks the following organizations for joining the Diebold: Return Our Money campaign:

After Downing Street
Black Box Voting.org
Citizens for Legitimate Government
Election Defense Alliance
The Free Press
Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution
Progressive Democrats of America
Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles
Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
Protect California Ballots
Ruckus Society
SavElections Monterey County
True Vote

Organizations can sign up here.

Reporting Election Problems

Hotlines: Report Problems by Phone

Problems Voting? Call 866-OUR VOTE

Reporting your voting problems to the election protection hotline means your experience will be entered into the national database, a very important tool that helps track patterns of election irregularities around the country. Please report your voting problem!

Fraud Reports? Call 888-VOTE TIP

This whistleblower hotline is a project of Velvet Revolution.

What To Do if You Have Problems with an E-Voting Machine Today

The BRAD BLOG has reposted information we collected in 2008 for your use today:

What To Do If You Have Problems With an E-Voting Machine Today...

* Call poll supervisors to observe the problem.
* Fill out a problem report.
* Refuse to vote on that machine.
* Request that the machine be taken out of service.
* Get a serial number of the machine if possible (may be difficult in many cases).
* Tell other voters in line which machine it was and that they should NOT vote on that machine!
* Report it to county/town election office.
* Report it to the Secretary of State.
* Call local reporters and tell them the story.
* Call voter problem hotlines (eg. 866-OUR-VOTE) and report it.
* Contact bloggers and Election Integrity websites.
* Raise holy hell.

REMINDER: Please bring a video camera/cell phone camera when you go to vote so you can document these problems on video tape.

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If you have reason to suspect election fraud, please call Velvet Revolution's whistleblower hotline at 888-VOTE-TIP.


Please keep in mind that the most serious problems with electronic voting are invisible to voters, election officials, and candidates alike. So while it's true that the problems you may run into -- your votes visibly flipping to candidates you didn't choose, machines not working, etc. -- truly are problems, it's even more important to remember that results of an election that appeared to run smoothly absolutely cannot be trusted when votes are counted electronically!

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