Election integrity

Ask our congressional delegation to support the Voter Empowerment Act

Parallel bills are moving through the US Senate and House, S.123 – Voter Empowerment Act of 2013 and H.R. 12: Voter Empowerment Act of 2013. “To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, and for […]

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Update on DoS attacks against Black Box Voting

Thank you for your patience and support as we migrate the huge old website to the “new” Black Box Voting. We identified the perpetrators of the DoS (Denial of Service) attack that permanently shut down our forums. The attack came from a source that turned out to be readily identifiable and to my surprise, is […]

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Black Box Voting hacked, Diebold charged with corruption and bribery

Black Box Voting forums, archives, documents shut down through denial of service attacks; also, see below for update on current indictments and law enforcement investigations pertaining to the voting machine industry and a tampered election. OLD SITE HACKED The vast, carefully-organized, and important ten-year work product at BlackBoxVoting.org was attacked by an unprecedented and relentless […]

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Dollarocracy: John Nichols and Robert McChesney speak at Seattle Town Hall

Monday evening I went to a great Town Hall in Seattle with John Nichols and Robert McChesney.  The topic was Dollarocracy: how money has corrupted politics. Dollarocracy is their name for what’s become of America’s democracy.   Instead of one person, one vote, we now have one dollar, one vote.  Jimmy Carter was overheard saying that […]

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Seattle Town Hall Monday, Nov 11 on Money and Media, with McChesney and Nichols

Craig Aaron of freepress.net is reporting: Ten billion dollars. No, that’s not the budget for the Fast and Furious franchise. It’s how much was spent on the 2012 elections. Media scholars Robert McChesney and John Nichols, who founded Free Press 10 years ago, consider the true cost of this out-of-control spending in their book Dollarocracy: […]

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Happy Halloween: right-wing fog machine miring America

Recently, western Washington (the genuine one here in the Pacific Northwest, not that other Washington back east where it seems to be the “trick” side of Halloween every doggone day) muddled through a long period of dense fog. Unusual for this time of year in this neck of the woods, where autumn generally finds us […]

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MoveToAmend forum on Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule, Sept 28 7PM in Seattle

MoveToAmend announces: You are invited to attend a WAmend sponsored community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule.” The event will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 28, at the University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd (just west of the UW campus) in Seattle. The evening will kick off with […]

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Tana Senn chosen by 41st Dems to fill the remainder of Marcie Maxwell's term in the State House

The PCOs of the 41st LD Democrats chose Mercer Island City Council member Tana Senn to serve the remainder of the State House term of Marcie Maxwell, who resigned last month to become Gov. Inslee’s senior adviser on education. The final vote was 49 votes for Tana Senn, and 33 voted for runner-up David Ellis. […]

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Resolution Supporting Public Financing of Campaigns In Seattle

Fair Elections Seattle, and the 37th LD Democrats have submitted the following resolution (slightly edited by KCDems platform committee) to the WSDCC. WHEREAS the role of big money in Seattle campaigns continues to grow, increasing candidates’ reliance on wealthy donors to fund their campaigns; and WHEREAS this reliance on big money discourages good candidates from […]

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Online election tarnished by fraud

According to The Independent, fake votes made their way into the Paris mayoral race. Reporters found it easy to vote under various names, and even voted more than once using the same credit card and computer. One reporter voted five times, once using the name Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president. The online election, originally touted as “fraud proof” […]