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|Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 9:06 am: ||
Hi Bev, I live in Marshall County KY.
KENTUCKY: I'm every bit as concerned as you about voter fraud. How can I help in my county?
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|Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 9:15 am: ||
Marshall County, Kentucky has an information archive on this site. If you go to the Kentucky forum and choose Marshall County, you can create a durable online record for anything you see there, any local news about election transparency issues, any responses you get from local officials when you ask questions. So, sharing information is a good place to start.
When people ask what they can do, I find there is a wide range of motivations and skill sets. The best way to start is to click the Tool Kit picture at top left of this Web page.
We will be putting out a 2012 Tool Kit in the coming months, so watch for that, but the information in the 2008 and 2006 Tool Kits is still largely applicable as well.
The good thing about starting with looking at the Tool Kits is that it helps you decide which kinds of meaningful actions best fit you.
One thing: The misnomer "voter fraud" is part of an effort to shift public attention away from inside fraud. It implies that random voters wandering into polling places are committing crimes in herds. This is propaganda. The mass risk is with inside tampering, by persons with access to the databases, ballots, or vote counting apparatus.
Words matter. Wholesale fraud can take place with just one well placed person on the inside, and historically that is how things are done. Even in the old-school cases where voters were showing up to vote twice, or selling their vote, the key question to ask is "who's buying?"
That will always be someone with a fair degree of inside access, and that's where we need to keep the focus.
Good luck, and keep us posted on your activities!