Since 2000 our faith in our elections has been shaken. Corrupt Republican Secretaries of State, like Katherine Harris in Florida and James Blackwell in Ohio, have quite possibly stolen elections. Fraud, intimidation and dirty tricks have become standard procedure for Republicans to try and win. What we need is reform and to fight for Democrats to be Secretaries of State. The Secretary of State Project focuses on just this.
The Secretary of State Project (SOS Project) evaluates candidates based on their positions on election issues - primarily support for a voter-verifed paper trail and transparency of the voting process, strict enforcement of laws preventing voter intimidation, opposition to any and all barriers to voting by and registration of citizens, and a committment to increasing voter turnout rather than suppressing the votes of traditionally disenfranchised groups. While a progressive enterprise at its heart, the Secretary of State Project does not screen candidates for issue positions unrelated to the duties of the office of Secretary of State, including but not limited to the war in Iraq, gay marriage, a woman's right to choose, or U.S. trade policy.
I urge all who believe in fair elections to join me in supporting the SOS project.