Counting Votes / Avoiding Fraud 2014Submitted by brent.larsen on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 15:18
As evidenced by the recent primary season we all endured, I'm thinking that the biggest thing holding back this movement is that the votes are unverifiable.
We can take a walk down the conspiracy tunnel, we can claim to be robbed, we can do whatever we want, but no one will pay any attention. People will only start to care if we can show some solid evidence of systematic fraud. I think the general public will only take notice if they believe their vote may also be manipulated. And, I also think that unless the general public gets interested, there wont be much change in the way votes are counted and verified.
I propose that we identify a hundred or so precincts where we are organized and have a decent sized, healthy liberty crowd. And where we also have a race that has a decent liberty candidate on the ballet in 2014.
In the selected precincts, we put a liberty "desk" as close to the entrance of the polling place as we legally can, with a big sing out front that says .... if you voted for "Candidate XYZ" help us make sure your vote counts. At the grass roots level, the people going to vote need to know to expect this, so we get the maximum level of buy in.
The Liberty desk will be manned by someone who is fairly well known among the liberty group in that area, and there should also be a Notary of Public at the desk with him or her. After voting, we all go to the desk and sign a statement saying who we are, and that we voted for "Candidate XYZ" and right there, we get it witnessed and notarized.
When the official results for the election are made available for that precinct, if they say we got less votes than we did, then we start the law suits necessary to bring about some real reform.
If we are indeed being cheated and we can show that in a decent number of locations all across the US, then we may be able to get some action.