"The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case." —Thomas Paine, "Dissertation on First Principles of Government," 1795.

We the People...

ON THE ELECTION INTEGRITY PROJECT

ONE MONTH'S WORTH...

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11/19/14

Dear Friends and Supporters of EIP:


EIP Observers were actively on the job on November 4 as trained Poll Observers, Poll Workers and Inspectors in about 30 counties. We are thankful for the commitment and hard work of citizens all over the state to observe and document the procedures being used in our election process. The reports are pouring in and our team is in the process of reviewing and analyzing those reports. In addition, many members of the general public have become aware of the work of EIP and are contacting us regarding their own concerns and observations. They are also sending in statements describing what they saw or experienced.

The initial review of the reports is revealing some very good news, but also some apparently serious issues that have the potential to skew the results of elections.

The good news is that many counties have adjusted and changed their training to reflect the California election codes. Because of this, voters in those counties can have a greater confidence in the election process and a new trust for the outcomes of their local elections. We would like to thank every election official who made these changes. Your commitment to integrity in our election process is crucial to reigniting voter turnout and voter engagement. Citizens will be become more engaged if they believe their voice counts.

Our reports, so far, also indicate that poll Inspectors and poll workers are willing to follow the election codes once they are pointed out to them. Many say they wish they were getting EIP training from their counties so that they could do a better job protecting voters in their polls. One important election law that is now being followed by many Inspectors, once it is pointed out to them by an EIP trained volunteer, is the voter check-in procedure—the only one in our election codes that protects a voter from being impersonated at the polls. 

A big THANK YOU to every EIP Observer who took the training and followed through in the polls. Your efforts are making a difference in helping to provide critical information to every poll you visit.

And now for the concerning news: Beginning early on Election Day, reports coming into our LA County Headquarters were alarming. A pattern is beginning to emerge that has the potential to either negate or eliminate the legitimate votes of large numbers of voters. We are working to gather all of the information needed to determine what caused the failure of hundreds of vote-by-mail voters to be properly identified in the Voter Rosters. This failure caused hundreds of names to appear on the last-minute “supplemental pages”, and resulted in confusion and difficulty for the poll workers to correctly determine the type of ballot owed to each voter.

In addition, hundreds of voters appeared to be erroneously identified as vote-by-mail voters. A concerning number of these voters, as well as legitimate vote-by-mail voters, reported not receiving a ballot in the mail, a situation which resulted in the issuance of large numbers of provisional ballots on Election Day, and leaves concerned Californians with the question, “What happened to those vote-by-mail ballots?”

EIP has been able to uncover problems such as these because of the continual support you have shownClearly, now is the time we must doggedly pursue answers and solutions.

But…this work can only move forward as we garner the funds to support it. We mustnot allow our efforts to falter now!! Times are hard for all of us, and prioritizing the use of our precious dollars is difficult. Just know that you are our ONLY source of funding, and your contributions, large and small, are urgently needed if we are to uncover the Truth.   

PLEASE consider donating today.  


Linda Paine
President and Co-founder
Election Integrity Project
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