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We Can Help Make Sure Every Vote is Counted

Even our highest court isn’t immune from making political decisions about voting results in a presidential campaign, Jeffrey Toobin found. It’s a tight race. Turnout is already record-breaking.  Some have already been given the wrong polling address. It’s up to us as citizens to ensure every citizen can vote and have every vote count. Now we can cover what we find at polling stations. Traditional media invites us to get involved. Document any interference, malfunctioning machine or long line at a polling place and post it at Video Your Vote  – co-sponsored by PBS and YouTube.  Judy Woodruff promises the best videos will be shown during election night

 coverage. You still have time to learn how recognize trouble at Video the Vote.   The project is recruiting volunteers to video-monitor voting in all 50 states. They support “timely, complete, and accurate reporting of voter suppression and election irregularities by organizing citizen journalists to document elections and then using their footage to raise awareness about the ongoing challenges facing American voters.” 

Or you can staff hotlines. Also see two wikis that enable us “to collect examples of problems with voting, whether exceptionally long lines or more direct actions meant to scare off voters.  They are SourceWatch‘s Election Protection Wiki and the Voter Suppression Wiki. This is an historic time to participate in election protection in your community.

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  1. Melinda
    Posted October 30, 2008 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    This is excellent advice. I am posting it to my Facebook profile now.

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