50 States Sued to Block Computerized Vote Counting
I am so proud to say I am a part of this! Maybe, Lou Dobbs will read the info that he was given on this
and talk about it on his show.
On October 2nd we posted an article in which we announced that the
Clean Election Lawsuit was being expanded to all fifty states. We said
we were in the process of filing an amended complaint to name all of
the nation’s chief election officials as defendants.
also announced that we were looking for up to three volunteers from
each state to become plaintiffs and/or friends of the lawsuit. The
response was very strong. We thank each and every one of the 610 people
who responded to this call for action.
every state brought the suit in the United States District Court for
the Northern District of New York and maintain that current election
practices, including the widespread use of computerized voting
machines, are unconstitutional because they are ripe for fraud and
error and effectively hide the physical vote counting process from the
public, effectively denying citizens their legally protected Right to
cast an effective vote.
The lawsuit seeks an Order from the Court prohibiting the use of all
voting machines and to force election officials to instead use utilize
paper ballots and to count and total all votes by hand, always in full
view of the public.
The lawsuit, called the NCEL,
National Clean Elections Lawsuit, follows documented vote machine
failures during August's Iowa Straw Poll, persisting claims questioning
the integrity of the 2004 presidential election, and the official
de-certification in August of virtually every major electronic voting
system by the California Secretary of State based upon several
comprehensive academic studies documenting the systems' significant
vulnerabilities to software "hacking" and vote fraud.
Since October 2, 2007, here is what we have accomplished:
have divided the country into eleven Circuits, matching the geographic
boundaries of the eleven federal Circuit Courts. Eleven citizen
“Circuit Leaders” were chosen. They interviewed many of the volunteers,
coming up with a list of three or four potential plaintiffs from each
state. Fifty citizen “State Leaders” were chosen as lead plaintiffs.
conference calls were held among the state and Circuit leaders and, at
times, with all plaintiffs. A draft of the amended complaint was
emailed to all potential plaintiffs for their review and comment.
the amended complaint was finalized and approved by 150 named
plaintiffs. In total, 84 state officers and election officials are
named as defendants, many in their private, as well as official
On November 1st the Amended Summons and Amended
Complaint, signed by 150 plaintiffs, were filed in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Click here to read the Amended Complaint.
Saturday, November 3rd, 50 cartons containing the requisite number of
sets of legal documents were rushed to the state leaders for service on
all defendants. All 50 Governors, all 50 Attorneys General and all 84
chief election officials in the 50 states are currently in the process
of being served with the National Clean Election Lawsuit. Those in
Alaska, Missouri and a few other states were served yesterday. Many are
being served today. By tomorrow evening, service should have been
Press Releases are being distributed
regarding this important lawsuit involving the election practices of
every state in the Union.
Click here to view the New York press release.
Click here to view the general national press release.
will post another update once we confirm all defendants in the lawsuit
have been served. Reactions by those being served has been interesting
to say the least.
Finally, as noted, we intend to file a motion
in a few days, asking the Court to delay the 2008 primaries and
caucuses until the important constitutional issues raised by this
lawsuit are finally determined.