Commissioners announced just today that there will be a demonstration TOMORROW of the voting machines they are considering. Unless A LOT OF US show up at the courthouse between 8:30A.M. and 2:30 P.M., to demand voter verified paper ballots – the best way to prove that our votes are accurately recorded – we could get stuck with expensive machines that are already being sued over in other parts of our country, and will soon have to be replaced. “PLEASE BRING EVERYBODY YOU CAN to the Bucks County Courthouse. The demo will be in the hall opposite the jury room. There is free parking on Main Street, across the street.
VVPB’s (voter verified paper ballots) are the only way to prove that a computerized voting machine registers exactly what we believe we’re voting for, and, with optical scanners, the least expensive, practical way to verify both original votes and re-counts.
How can we ever have machines that our own government has found to be less than secure? We must have paper proof for every vote. We believe that Bucks County Commissioners are likely to put in expensive touch-screen machines with no way to verify our votes. OUR VOTES – AND OUR MONEY – ARE AT RISK. We urge you, for your sake, for your children’s sakes, and for this country which was founded on the freedom to vote and have our votes count, to come out and show the commissioners how important it is for you to know, without a doubt, that your vote counts.
“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” – Justice William O. Douglas
For more information call: Mary Ann Gould 215-357-2937 or Ruth Mathey 267-250-2829