Regardless of whether there was fraud committed during this last election we need to ensure that our election process is safe, fair and honest as we go forward. Should we have a paper trail coming from each and every voting machine? The correct answer should be “yes”. And I don’t mean a print out when all the voting is over. I believe that every machine should output a form or ticket or something that assures the person voting that their candidate actually got their vote. Then after confirming their vote, the voter will then hand their form, ticket, etc. to an actual person who will file that record for the voter trolls to count if the election is in question. Even IF the election is not in question we should question it. Therefore I suggest that we push for a paper trail during future elections AND we need to push for an investigation of this past election.
Six prominent members of Congress have called for an investigation. Representatives Conyers (D-MI), Holt (D-NJ), Nadler (D-NY), Scott (D-VA), Watt (D-NC) and Wexler (D-FL), have demanded that the U.S. General Accounting Office to immediately undertake an investigation of the efficacy of voting machines and new technologies used in the 2004 election, how election officials responded to difficulties they encountered, and what we can do in the future to improve our election systems and administration.The decision could come as soon as Monday if there will be an investigation. Sign the petition below demanding a full investigation into whether the election was conducted honestly or not. Also, share your personal story if you have one — members of Congress will use it in their call for an investigation.