Do we know these people?

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jan 20 2004 - 12:09:15 CST

Experts, would you comment on this petition?

http://www.workingforchange.com/activism/petition.cfm?itemid=14993

Stop the Florida-tion of the 2004 election
Computers threaten accountability of voting system

        Today, there is a new and real threat to voters, this time
coming from touchscreen voting machines with no paper trails and
the computerized purges of voter rolls.

You can join SCLC President Martin Luther King III and
investigative reporter Greg Palast in opposing the
"Florida-tion" of the 2004 Presidential election by signing this
petition. A complete copy of the petition will be delivered by
Working Assets to Attorney General John Ashcroft.
        
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        Dear Attorney General John Ashcroft,

Today, there is a new and real threat to voters, this time coming
from touchscreen voting machines with no paper trails and the
computerized purges of voter rolls.

In 2002, Congress passed the wrongly-named "Help America Vote
Act" which requires every state to computerize, centralize and
purge voter rolls before the 2004 election. This is the very
system which the state of Florida used to remove tens of
thousands of eligible African-American and Hispanic voters from
voter registries before the Presidential election of 2000.

The Act also lays a minefield of other impediments to voters: an
effective rollback of the easy voter registration methods of the
Motor Voter Act; new identification requirements at polling
stations; and perilous incentives for fault-prone and
fraud-susceptible touch-screen voting machines.

We, the undersigned, demand security against the dangerous
"Florida-tion" of our nation’s voting methods through
computerization of voter rolls and ballots. Computers were part
of the problem in Florida, not the cure. We, the undersigned,
hereby demand that NO voter be purged from centralized voter
rolls without proof positive that the voter is ineligible. We
also demand a halt to further computerization of balloting until
such methods are made unsusceptible to political manipulation,
fraud, and racial bias.

Signed,

Martin Luther King III
President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Greg Palast
Author, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

(your name here)

[This petition will be delivered to Attorney General John
Ashcroft]

-- 
Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
Computers for all of us
http://www.ryze.com/go/Cherlin
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