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Election Day Rapid Response: A Six-Part Plan to Defend the Vote

Election Day Rapid Response Working Group

The EDRR Working Group is a "supra-group" composed of the coordinators of the Election Monitoring, Data Analysis, Communications, and Event Productions Working Groups, plus other subject specialists, who monitor electoral contests and coordinate deployment of EDRR field teams, collection of data, team communication, and publicity of findings in response to any election violations or indication of error or fraud detected in reported election results.

This EDRR Group is operational during biennial national elections (presidential and Congressional midterm) or for any other election of high strategic importance or that affords significant opportunity to test and apply EDDR tactics.

Election Defense Alliance has a coordinated, six-part plan for citizen direct action that may be applied to defending the vote in any election. The tactical components of the EDRR plan are:

1. Election Monitoring.

Teams of trained citizen observors will monitor polls and central counting centers to document and report violations of election law, including illegal obstruction of the public's right to observe the count, failure to publicly post precinct results, and violations of election security provisions. Monitor volunteers, contact Tom Courbat
Send announcements of planned monitoring operations by local election integrity groups,  to Info@ElectionDefenseAlliance.org

Want to organize an election day demonstration in your own county?

Go to the county-level forums at BlueRevolution.us to announce and organize an election day demonstration where you live and vote. All elections are local!

2. Pre-Emptive Legal Intervention
Election monitoring teams will be accompanied by lawyers with pre-prepared court orders to enforce compliance with election laws, including public right to observe the count, public posting of precinct results, and strict adherence to election security protocols which if breached, render the voting machines out of compliance and the election results suspect and unverifiable. Legal volunteers, contact Dan Ashby

3. Exit Polling
Citizen-commissioned exit polls can provide an independent check on the validity of reported election results. The most competitive House, Senate, and statewide contests are where the threat of covert election fraud is predictably the greatest. The cost of covering the most crucial races that will determine the composition of Congress, is about $400,000--a substantial but achievable sum considering the stakes. Please go to the Independent Exit Poll donation page and send contributions for exit polling.

4. Election Data Analysis
EDA will manage an election-day data analysis operation that compares historical voting data, voter opinion tracking polls, and citizen-commissioned exit polling data, to the officially reported election results from selected, highly competitive House, Senate, and statewide races.

The official election results will be processed through a battery of multiple analytic computer programs for rapid, real-time flagging of suspect patterns suggesting fraudulent manipulation of the official vote totals. Findings will be communicated via conventional press releases as well as the EDRR communications network of websites, Internet radio, and community access television networks.  Data Analysis volunteers: Contact Harold Lecar

5. Communications
Throughout election day and night, activity at polls and election counting centers will be thoroughly documented by teams of correspondents recording and uploading live video, audio, photo, and text reports via wireless communication devices (e.g., video-enabled cellphones) to EDA and other election integrity web portals, bypassing the corporate newsmedia to bring breaking news of voter suppression, obstruction, security breaches, and indications of electronic vote theft direct to the public, while it is happening. To participate in shaping net-mediated communication tactics, contact Dan Ashby.

Conventional press release and publicity methods will complement Net distribution. We need experienced publicists and newswriters. To help with print and radio promotion, contact Info[at]ElectionDefenseAlliance[dot]org

6. Demonstrations
Public demonstrations will be organized at central counting locations, commencing at the close of polls and continuing throughout election night and beyond, demanding verified proof of reported election results. The demonstrations will be covered live via web portals and public radio and TV networks, interspersed with updates from the Election Data Analysis project reporting suspect election totals and directing increased protest turnout to those locations. If you have experience organizing public demonstrations, or contacts with groups who do, please send message to Events[at]ElectionDefenseAlliance[dot]org

The above tactics in isolation are limited or useless, but in combination, they are powerful. Many other local, regional and national groups have independently developed similar or complementary plans to those listed above.

These efforts will have greatest effect if they are coordinated and focused to direct mass public attention to election obstruction and electronic fraud as it is happening.

The more volunteers and donated funds we have, the greater our chance of arresting electronic fraud and voter suppression.

We need:
Organizers, publicists, fundraisers, programmers, webmasters, video and radio correspondents, writers and graphic artists, event managers, MONEY, and hundreds of citizen patriots to volunteer for election day monitoring, communications, and demonstrations. Send inquiries and offers of assistance to Info[at]ElectionDefenseAlliance[dot]org and check the "Take Action" and "Projects" links and the EDRR Working Group forum on this website for forthcoming directions and updates.

Click here to display a one-page EDRR overview that can be downloaded and copied for wide public distribution.

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