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Every Vote Should Count - But Does It?

We have been receiving phone calls and emails from voters thanking the Nader/Camejo campaign for our 50-state, more voices and more choices campaign.
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From: Theresa Amato, Nader/Camejo 2004


This campaign was run on principle, grit and the determination that the two parties do not own the voters and should not control the electoral process to the exclusion of all other political viewpoints, participants and future directions for our country. We fought hard for the rights of voters to participate in the electoral process. We are a campaign that stands up for basic electoral reforms. And we will continue the fight to help get every vote cast in this election counted.

In our view, election 2004 is not over because of concession speeches. Rather, elections are over when every vote is counted and certified. In the last few days voting rights activists around the country have sent more than 1500 faxes urging this campaign to challenge electronic voting results because they have identified trouble spots in several states requiring further investigation.

On Friday, we were the only presidential campaign to file a request for a hand recount in New Hampshire, the state with the first recount deadline. We are now looking at Ohio and Florida, whose deadlines are coming up this week. We have also written to all the states where write-in votes are still being counted to make sure that no votes are discarded. And today Ralph Nader challenged John Kerry and John Edwards to follow through on their promises before and after the election to make sure every vote counts, starting in Ohio.

This campaign believes that every vote should be counted in this election - be it a write-in, absentee, provisional ballot, paper ballot, or on electronic vote-counting machines with no paper trails.

To get every vote counted takes time, energy and money. We are a campaign already in debt. We cannot take on this fight without continued assistance from our generous supporters and others who believe in the principle that in the United States of America we should conduct elections where every vote is counted. If you want to help, please do four things:

1) Visit our website today to read our releases on this effort.

2) Donate to help wind down our campaign and/or to pay for any recount demands we initiate, starting with New Hampshire.

3) Please forward this message to five friends to tell them to help get the vote counted and join our mailing list.

4) Email us at  writein@votenader.org if you wrote-in Nader-Camejo and no vote was counted or if you were not allowed to do a write-in.

We will do our part and you need to do yours to get the word out that every vote should be counted in the United States of America.

Thank you for your support. Together we can make a difference, if we do not give up.

Theresa Amato
Campaign Manager


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Nader press conference on Weds. 09.Nov.2004 19:48

Nader campaign

Nader For President 2004
P.O. Box 18002 - Washington, DC 20036 - www.votenader.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2004 For Further Information:
Kevin Zeese 202.265.4000

PRESS ADVISORY

Ralph Nader Holds Press Conference in Washington, DC 1:00 PM, November 10, 2004
Was Every Vote Counted Accurately?
Nader/Camejo Goes Forward with Hand Recount in New Hampshire

Washington, DC: Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will be holding a press conference at 1:00 in at 1616 P Street, NW, 7th Floor. The press conference will focus on widespread reports of voting problems that raise questions about vote counting. The United States needs to face up to serious shortcomings in its electoral process so that we can have trust in the results of the vote.

Nader/Camejo has requested a hand recount of the vote in New Hampshire because of reports of anomalies favoring President Bush in towns that used the Diebold AccuVote optical scan machines. A hand recount will either rule out the possibility of machine error or show a discrepancy in the Diebold machine and the actual vote—either way voters need to know. To review the request for a hand recount in New Hampshire visit www.VoteNader.org. Similar inexplicable results have been found in other states, including Ohio. Nader has called on John Kerry to demand that every vote be counted accurately. His campaign has remained strangely silent on the matter.

This election has highlighted the need for electoral reform including federal standards for federal offices and non-partisan administration of the elections from ballot access, through debate participation and to how the vote is cast and counted.

Where: 1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

When: 1:00 PM, November 10, 2004