Collect Election Data to Ensure Democracy

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_at_uscountvotes_dot_org>
Date: Wed Sep 28 2005 - 03:26:22 CDT

Hello,

Here is a one page set of instructions describing a method to help
ensure that correctly elected candidates are sworn into office following
U.S. elections:

http://uscountvotes.org/ucvData/US/How2CollectData.pdf

Most states and counties currently report election data in a way that
hides possible evidence of vote count inconsistency with voter intent
(vote miscounts), and because, unfortunately, many locales use
unauditable voting systems or do not perform independent audits, we'll
need to collect detailed election data and begin training election
officials now to give our data to us immediately following elections -
Right after the November 2006 election, we must accept unofficial
results prior to certification, from these officials - and analyze it.

In fact, this data collection project may be the "only" way to ensure
correct candidates are sworn in everywhere following the November 2006
election.

However, we'll need patriotic volunteers all over America to begin this
effort now to be ready in time for the 2006 election.

Please print copies and pass it out, pass this email on, or link to the
above URL from your web sites.

This plan will work because:

1. election results monitoring is necessary to ensure that the right
candidates are sworn into office following American elections.

2. we can do this because this plan does not depend on any effort
outside of our own. i.e. it depends little, if at all, on press,
legislators, voting machine vendors, the EAC, election officials,...

3. even if all counties used VVPATs or VVPBs and independently audited,
the National Election Data Archive is still necessary to:

a. catch errors that audits may miss

b. enable an overall analysis of the "entire" U.S. election results
patterns so that election problems will not be dismissed based on "it
only happens in FL" or "...OH"

We will be able to swear correctly elected candidates into office as
early as January 2007 and beyond only if we create this national
election data archive for monitoring election results IMO.

Please help obtain the data in your locales.

http://uscountvotes.org/ucvData/US/How2CollectData.pdf

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Kathy Dopp
National Election Data Archive (NEDA)
http://electionarchive.org
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Mission:
The National Election Data Archive is a scientific project whose mission
is to investigate the accuracy of elections through the creation and
analysis of a database containing precinct-level vote-type election data
for the entire United States. By making detailed election data publicly
available and, when warranted, by informing election officials and
candidates of probable errors in local vote counts, our goal is to
ensure the accuracy of vote counts so that correctly elected candidates
are sworn into office following future elections.

Common-sense solutions to ensure accurate vote counts:
http://electionarchive.org/ucvAnalysis/US/election_officials/Audits_Monitoring.pdf

Please donate to help implement NEDA:
http://electionarchive.org/fairelection/donate.html

NEDA brochures are available:
http://electionarchive.net/docs_pdf/info/US/USCVbrochure.pdf

National Election Data Archive
P.O. Box 682556
Park City, UT 84068
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