WTP Federal Lawsuit to Ban All Electronic Voting Heads for Trial
All Discovery to be completed by March 1st, 2010. Jury will decide the Law!
In the complaint [now in pre-trial Discovery phase] (pdf format), WeThePeople Foundation (WTP) supporters from all fifty states participated as plaintiffs arguing that the People have a fundamental, natural Right to know their votes are being accurately counted, and that it is unconstitutional for the Government to count our votes in secret — which is precisely what happens when the “hidden” mechanisms of a machine (whether electronic or mechanical) counts the votes and produces a total.
The complaint further asserts that machine-based vote counting provides abundant opportunities for criminal sabotage, election fraud and errors of all types to occur at almost every step of the election process, beginning with the manufacture and maintenance of vote counting machines, and extending well into election night when machine-contrived vote totals are allegedly passed to, and broadcast by, a (privately-owned) national corporate media consortium without any official, public certification of local vote totals.
The WTP complaint requests that the Court impose not only a total ban of all vote counting machines (mechanical and electronic) but also a detailed manual vote counting and certification procedure on state election officials based solely on the use of plain paper ballots, hand-marked, stored, counted and certified at each precinct level polling location, in full view of the public, at all times.
This lawsuit is now our best chance to bring an end to election chicanery and restore integrity to the most fundamental process the People have designed into the Constitution for directly establishing and maintaining their servant government.
Complaint available at wethepeoplefoundation.org (PDF format) also shown below, that was filed well in advance of the Primary and General Elections of 2008.
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Below is the Pre-Trial Discovery Schedule Order providing March 1st, 2010 deadline