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Get the word out! Deadline is MONDAY! - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
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Get the word out! Deadline is MONDAY!
As of 9:30am this Saturday morning, the collection for the Ohio recount was only up to $75000, we need $113 to get the recount, and the deadline is Monday the 15th. That means we need another $38,000 to be donated within the next 48 hours. That is ONLY 500 donations of $76 or 250 donations of $150. If this figure is not met I will have to concede that this country does not have nearly as many "Anyone But Bush" voters as I previously gave it credit for.

To meet this deadline WE are going to have to get the word out to the rest of our friends, yes, those luddites who don't yet use LJ. It may also mean making a donation you don't think you can afford or which you feel someone else ought to make.

Even if you don't think a recount will get Bush out of the White House, you must at least see the value of proving that there was a miscount, regardless of the cause, because if we allow such tampering to continue, we might as well stop voting entirely because our votes will cease to matter!

If you need evidence that a recount could make a difference you ought to read this:

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/kerry_won.php

Please see my earlier post on this subject to learn how to donate. They accept paypal and credit cards. If you have difficulty donating with Paypal, see my follow up comment to that last post. UI suggest using the following link to donat. Dont forget to fill in the box designating the funds for the recount.

http://web.greens.org/c/cobb/supporters.cgi?function=donate

PS:
While I've got my soapbox, I'd like to mention that today a friend of mine told me that the programming used in Las Vegas slot machines undergo much more federal scrutiny than voting machines. He would like to see manufacturers of voting machines be subjected to a fine of $10K for EACH miscounted ballot.

How would such a policy be enforced? Well, first We The People have to PROVE the machines did not count the ballots correctly and the way to do that is to have a recount. Only *YOU* can make this happen. By donating and getting others to donate you are effectively VOTING for a more honest voting system than the flawed one we have now. In others words, if you aren't part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. Mohandas K. Ghandi said it best: "You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil."

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