For three years now, the issue of election fraud has loomed large in my consciousness. No true vote, no democracy, no mystery there. The last four elections all evidenced massive election fraud, and the will of the majority of US citizens has been trampled by not-actually-elected officials, while corporate-owned media did its best to ignore even the most blatant evidence.
I wrote print articles and campaigned online for the passage of the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act, which would have required an auditable paper trail for all forms of voting, and which was introduced TWICE to Congress by Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey over the past three years, both times co-sponsored by at least a quarter of Congress, only to be killed twice by the Republican majority in the House Rules and Administration Committee (whose area includes federal election laws).
Well, guess what. The new chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee is Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California, and she is calling for hearings on election fraud in January. There is hope after all.
However, what I learned from reading Greg Palast’s Armed Madhouse is that the auditable paper trail issue is only one aspect of election fraud. Much more common are abuses that attempt to keep minority groups, poor people and students (all likely to vote on the left) from voting at all.
I am hoping that Senator Feinstein’s hearings include these election fraud issues as well, issues that are at the heart of civil rights. I plan to write to her and hope you will as well. Here are her coordinates: Senator Dianne Feinstein (D- CA) Office: 202-224-3841 Fax: 202-228-3954 Email: http://feinstein.senate.gov/email.html