Please download, sign and return paper ballot petition to 4735 Reed Street, Wheatridge, CO 80033
PETITION REQUESTING PAPER BALLOTS
Many of us are very concerned that electronic balloting and/or counting machines built by Diebold (now Premier), ES&S, Sequoia and other corporations are unreliable and can be hacked, compromised by viruses or programmed to alter election results without detection. These problems are well documented in the Uncounted DVD, and at www.bradblog.com , www.blackboxvoting.org, www.electiondefensealliance.org, and www.commonwonders.com.
It has been shown that final election results in the presidential elections of 2000, 2004, and in other elections in 2004 and 2006 varied widely from exit polls. Such deviations have long been accepted and used by the U.S. in determining whether elections in foreign countries were fraudulent.
Electronic balloting machine manufacturers have previously refused to allow inspection of source code, stating that it is a proprietary trade secret. When manufacturers are unwilling to allow review of the computer source code, there is no way to assure computer code is not defective, corrupted, or programmed to allow alteration without detection.
The Brennan Center Task Force on Voting System Security at NYU School of Law concluded all three of the nation’s most commonly purchased electronic voting systems are vulnerable to software attacks that could threaten the integrity of a state or national election.
The Government Accounting Office, a nonpartisan research branch of the U.S. Congress, found flaws in security, access, and hardware controls in electronic voting equipment, as well as weak security management practices by voting machine vendors. The GAO report also identified operational failures in real elections.
By signing below, I request that the State of Colorado, and my county and city or town governments return to paper ballots, and the use of hand counting of paper ballots as a primary or backup method of verification, except where assistive devices are necessary to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act as a reasonable accommodation to persons with a disability.
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