3/17/2005

Support the Count Every Vote Act

Please sign the petition at:
http://www.friendsofhillary.com/CountEveryVote
The Count Every Vote Act of 2005 was introduced by Senators Boxer, Lautenberg, Kerry, and Clinton. Here are some of the comments on it so far:
* Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has joined as a co-sponsor.
* The New York Times (February 22, 2005) described the Count Every Vote Act as "the gold standard for election reform." Among the provisions of the bill it singled out: "Paper records for every vote cast...restrictions on political activity by voting machine manufacturers...and minimum standards for the number of voting machines per precinct." As the Times stated, the bill would also prevent states from using "onerous identification requirements to turn away eligible voters..."
* Other organizations have begun to mobilize support for the Count Every Vote Act, such as The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and People for the American Way.
* More than 116,000 citizen co-sponsors from every state have signed so far.
Please support this legislation.

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