Congress might be on the verge of doing something real to protect our elections.
Sen. Mitch McConnell has finally caved, just a little bit, about looking at election security, and is allowing an election security briefing in the Senate: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/4/mcconnell-agrees-to-hold-election-security-briefin/
NOW IS OUR TIME TO CALL FOR REAL DEMOCRATIC REFORMS - PLEASE CALL ALL OF YOUR CONGRESS CRITTERS, 1-202-225-3121
- ask them to mandate:
1) voter verified paper ballots, (no flimsy paper tails and no bar coded ballots) for all Fed elections,
2) statistically relevant hand counted audits of those paper ballots that escalate if any discrepancies are found, the audits should escalate all the way to 100% hand count of the paper ballots if it is warranted,
3) the audit results should replace the official results if discrepancies are found!
My rant of the day: Compared to Russia's interference in our elections, (which seemed nominal in 2016, but could have been worse), the election fraud and voter suppression by Republican Party operatives, and the Democratic Party operatives, is freaking enormous! Why worry about the Russians when we already experience US media manipulation by the rich, voter suppression, vote flipping, electronic voting machines that can be rigged, gerrymandering, ID laws, and massive money flowing into our politics! If the Russians can steal our elections then you better believe that the Republican Party elite and the Democratic Party elite can steal the elections in the states and counties where they are in control! We must protect our elections from all enemies both foreign AND domestic!
Dr. Lora Chamberlain