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Dutch Group Forms Website to Allow Anyone on the Planet to Vote in 2004 US Elections
The World Votes ^ | August 29, 2003 | nwrep

Posted on 08/29/2003 1:11:51 PM PDT by nwrep

A group of 3 Dutch private citizens has formed an internationalist website called The World Votes to register worldwide choices in the 2004 Presidential Elections.

This is an obvious attempt to highlight the unpopularity of President Bush among the America-hating, envious, statist citizens of the UN-worshipping world. As election day draws closer, expect these clowns to be featured on important news stories worldwide in an effort to influence public opinion in the United States.

They are hoping to show that voting for Bush is an extremely unfavorable choice among the "world citizens", thereby dissuading the US citizens from voting for Bush, and instead, casting a ballot which better reflects the opinion of the World.

Great opportunity to Freep the polls, but expect to be overwhelmed by about 500-1 as election day approaches.

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The world votes


"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth."
- Carl Sagan


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from now, U.S. citizens will elect their new President. The outcome of these elections directly influences the lives of citizens around the world.

In an effort to establish global democracy, theworldvotes.org gives people all around the world a voice in the forthcoming U.S. Presidential Election.

Ensure that your voice is heard by casting your vote electronically and add momentum to a worldwide drive to establish global democracy.

Who can vote?

All citizens around the world who are committed to building a democratic international system of governance that is based on respect for universal human rights.

When to vote?

You can ! Every global citizen registered will receive an electronic ballot before the Presidential Election Day.

From among registered voters, regular surveys will be conducted in the run up to the Presidential elections to monitor the preferences among citizens globally.

Results published?

The final outcome of the global vote for the U.S. President will be published on November 2, 2004. During the election campaign, intermediate polls will be published as well.

How does it work?

Simple. . In course, you will be invited to cast your vote electronically on theworldvotes.org, and monitor the results on the website or in the news that day.

Mobilize your friends on the Internet to register as well.

Electoral oversight?

A global Electoral Commission will be established to validate the election process and results. It consists of the most experienced managers of national elections.

What to do meanwhile?

Democracy is built through engagement in dialogue. All citizens, including U.S. citizens, are most welcome to engage in this dialogue. Casting your ballot is an excellent way to express your voice and to make yourself heard. Opinion leaders and journalists from various continents will be asked to publish their thoughts about global democracy on this site.

Who are the initiators?

The initiative is taken by a who want to apply new technologies to provide citizens around the world with a voice in elections that affects us all.

The initiative is planted as a seed for gestation on the Internet. You are free to join the initiative by casting your vote electronically.

Democracy promoting organizations on various continents have been requested to host the initiative and to guide it along to the climax at the Presidential Election Day scheduled for November 2, 2004.

Participate in this experiment!

There has been a lot of writing and discussion about e-democracy. Can the Internet really change the way a nation, or even the world, is governed? Theworldvotes.org is the first global e-democracy experiment - !

U.S. Citizens: please note!

Casting your vote on theworldvotes.org does not mean that you have voted officially. We encourage U.S. citizens to cast their vote in their traditional polling station as well.

Spread the world.


Register now!







Theworldvotes.org news

August 26, 2003

The U.S. Army opened the first unrestricted Internet access in Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit on Saturday in a bid to convince skeptical Iraqis their occupation will bring tangible benefits. (CNN.com)


August 19, 2003

Web changing presidential politics - Web sites and e-mail have become increasingly valuable to campaigns, parties and interest groups to raise money, organize volunteers, accumulate information about supporters and communicate policy positions. (CNN.com)

August 14, 2003

President Bush begins a two-day swing through California today, but recent polls show he remains too unpopular in the Golden State to lend public support to movie star-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger or any other candidate in the increasingly wild, high-stakes race for governor. (Boston.com)

August 12, 2003

As celebrities, columnists and a handful of practised politicians battle it out in the hope of securing the governorship of America's most populous state, BBC News Online looks at some of the more colourful characters standing in the California recall elections.

August 8, 2003

Labor, environmental and women's organizations, with strong backing from international financier George Soros, have joined forces behind a new political group that plans to spend an unprecedented $75 million to mobilize voters to defeat President Bush in 2004. (Washington Post)

Former US Vice President Al Gore has criticised the Bush administration for its handling of the recent Iraqi conflict, saying the American people were "misled" over the reasons for going to war. (BBC News)

August 5, 2003

Howard Dean said Tuesday he has the best chance of beating President Bush because he appeals to supporters of former independent candidates John McCain, Ross Perot and Ralph Nader as well as to Democratic Party faithful. (AP)



Presidential Candidates

Democrats
Howard Dean
John Edwards
Richard Gephart
Bob Graham
John Kerry
Dennis Kucinich
Joe Lieberman
Carol Mosely Braun
Al Sharpton

Republicans
George Bush




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KEYWORDS: 2004; bush; bushdoctrineunfold; communistsubversion; electionpresident; getalife; president; presidentbushlist; publicopinionlist; unlist
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1 posted on 08/29/2003 1:11:51 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
How embarassing for the Democrats!

Tasty Manatees
2 posted on 08/29/2003 1:12:59 PM PDT by TastyManatees (http://www.tastymanatees.com)
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To: *Bush Doctrine Unfold; *Communist Subversion; *Election President; *President Bush list; ...
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3 posted on 08/29/2003 1:14:11 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
HELLO!! YOU'RE DUTCH!!!
4 posted on 08/29/2003 1:15:50 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: nwrep
Now this could be useful.

Post the link on DU and say that the US is moving to online-voting.
5 posted on 08/29/2003 1:16:15 PM PDT by brianl703
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To: nwrep
They can kiss my fuzzy cottontail.
7 posted on 08/29/2003 1:18:44 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: brianl703
And be sure to tell them that election day is Nov. 1, 2004.
8 posted on 08/29/2003 1:19:14 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: nwrep
If the day ever came when those incompetent socialist losers were agreeing with my choice for the Presidency, I'd have to re-evaluate my decision.
9 posted on 08/29/2003 1:20:28 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: nwrep
And another step or peek at Globalism.

Now that Hitlery's running, I'm sure she'll win in the world vote.
10 posted on 08/29/2003 1:21:05 PM PDT by LibertyAndJusticeForAll
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To: nwrep
Who was the FReeper who hacked into the DU and put up the "All your Congress belong to us"?

Let's get him/her to hack in and vote for all Dems.
11 posted on 08/29/2003 1:21:39 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Hand me my smelling salts.)
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To: nwrep
Many Liberals will think this is a great idea to help setup a one world government. I'm sure many of them would love to run for "King of the World" instead of only President of the U.S.
12 posted on 08/29/2003 1:22:08 PM PDT by jgrubbs
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To: nwrep
Hey, can I vote in French elections?

Or gimme a crack at Herr Schroeder of Germany.

13 posted on 08/29/2003 1:22:17 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: anniegetyourgun
Better yet, I went and told them what I thought of their meddling little site.
14 posted on 08/29/2003 1:22:49 PM PDT by =Intervention= (Those who cry the loudest that principle matters not are the most suspicious.)
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To: brianl703
And tell them that from now on, Democrats are to vote on Wednesday, the day after the Republicans vote..
15 posted on 08/29/2003 1:24:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: nwrep
I can't explain how happy I am not to live in a two bit country that's so insignificant that I wish I could vote in another country's elections.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

16 posted on 08/29/2003 1:25:45 PM PDT by South Hawthorne ("Fire can be our servant, whether it's toasting S'mores or raining down on Charlie"-Pcpl Skinner)
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To: nwrep
Do I see a boycott of Dutch companies on the horizon?
17 posted on 08/29/2003 1:25:52 PM PDT by Born Conservative
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To: Owl_Eagle
Well said!
18 posted on 08/29/2003 1:27:23 PM PDT by Free Trapper
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To: nwrep
Pretty pathetic. When is it going to occur to them that what they are doing is a waste of their time? Their silly little votes have no bearing.
19 posted on 08/29/2003 1:29:45 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: RedWhiteBlue
Socaialist control freak alert!!!
20 posted on 08/29/2003 1:34:54 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (No longshoremen were injured to produce this tagline.)
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To: nwrep
It's not as if the votes count otherwise.

Still, it's a great way to let the world know about the way elections actually work in the US, and I would note, even Floridians can particpate.
21 posted on 08/29/2003 1:37:22 PM PDT by Held_to_Ransom
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To: nwrep
I think that they want to participate in our government because they don't have the guts to over throw this lot of dull in-bred parasites.

All the Dutch dirty laundry.

22 posted on 08/29/2003 1:37:28 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Hissing Sid is Innocent!!)
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To: LibertyAndJusticeForAll
I was going to say that they would all write in Slick
23 posted on 08/29/2003 1:37:33 PM PDT by Corporate Law (<><)
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To: nwrep
FREEP IT!

24 posted on 08/29/2003 1:38:00 PM PDT by elbucko (California is haunted by the ghost of Bob Citron...)
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To: nwrep
A global Electoral Commission will be established to validate the election process and results. It consists of the most experienced managers of national elections.

Well, at least it gives Jimmy Carter something to do.

25 posted on 08/29/2003 1:45:29 PM PDT by Wissa
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To: nwrep
If this does'nt show you how desperate the liberals are,nothing will!Scr*w the world!
26 posted on 08/29/2003 1:45:48 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: nwrep
Electoral oversight?
A global Electoral Commission will be established to validate the election process and results. It consists of the most experienced managers of national elections.

Iraq, China, Cuba, Zimbabwe, and a host of other nations have PLENTY of election managers with TONS of "hands-on" experience.

27 posted on 08/29/2003 1:50:35 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: nwrep
"They are hoping to show that voting for Bush is an extremely unfavorable choice among the "world citizens", thereby dissuading the US citizens from voting for Bush, and instead, casting a ballot which better reflects the opinion of the World."

Not bloody likely. It will only tick the majority of Americans off.

28 posted on 08/29/2003 1:53:45 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: nwrep
If that's what they think, I KNOW I'm on the right track when I vote for GW AGAIN!
29 posted on 08/29/2003 1:55:51 PM PDT by PayrollOffice (Is this how it works?)
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To: nwrep
Check out the Theworldvotes links section

And does this surprise anyone?

30 posted on 08/29/2003 1:59:00 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: nwrep
"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth."

- Carl Sagan

One of the many Saganian quotes that sets my teeth on edge. The man was genuine bovine methane.

31 posted on 08/29/2003 1:59:59 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: nwrep
Whenever I see Carl Sagan's name in print, I have the irresistible urge to say "Billions and Billions".
32 posted on 08/29/2003 2:02:30 PM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: nwrep
I like the warning for stupid US Democrats...
U.S. Citizens: please note!

Casting your vote on theworldvotes.org does not mean that you have voted officially. We encourage U.S. citizens to cast their vote in their traditional polling station as well.


33 posted on 08/29/2003 2:04:40 PM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: nwrep
What an incredibly stupid and useless idea. No surprise that it comes from Europe. Also no surprise that the only US organization linked to this is the socialist apologists at MoveOn.com. Salon should write this up in detail. (Salon does still exist?)

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "In the Justices We Trust?" posted on FR, other publication to come.

34 posted on 08/29/2003 2:07:37 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob ("Don't just stand there. Run for Congress." www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: =Intervention=
I just sent 'em a note reading...

"Could you include a special voting option just for US citizens? I was thinking something along the lines of 'Kiss my Yankee ass, you Eurotrash poofters!'. Thanks in advance."
35 posted on 08/29/2003 2:11:55 PM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: nwrep
U.S. Citizens: please note!
Casting your vote on theworldvotes.org does not mean that you have voted officially. We encourage U.S. citizens to cast their vote in their traditional polling station as well.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Can you say "Palm Beach"?

I suggest FReepers spread the word in majority-Democrat communities that they can now "VOTE ONLINE at theworldvotes.org!!!".

36 posted on 08/29/2003 2:12:36 PM PDT by montag813
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To: nwrep
"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth." - Carl Sagan

You speak for a backwater mudball? Aside from the fact that earth is the only planet we know of at the moment where we can walk around outside without special gear and is of cosmic unimportance at the moment, questions of ethics are better addressed without inhaling fumes from various noxious mudball weeds.

37 posted on 08/29/2003 2:14:54 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: montag813
Can you say "Palm Beach"?

This isn't going to work for a bunch of Floridians.

Ain't no chads, pregnant or otherwise, involved.

38 posted on 08/29/2003 2:17:41 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: nwrep
Forida my cause problems! we're gonna have to send 'em overseas for specialized training - they gotta get it right this time!
39 posted on 08/29/2003 2:20:04 PM PDT by Eighth Square
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To: TastyManatees; knighthawk
Knighthawk, could you just bitch-slap these three for us?

You're closer

Thanks in advance.

40 posted on 08/29/2003 2:40:02 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: nwrep
Eurotrash.

42 posted on 08/29/2003 2:54:31 PM PDT by dinok
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To: nwrep
Maybe some kind hackers with some common sense can setup a DDOS attack on this website and shut it down the day of the election. Hint, hint!
43 posted on 08/29/2003 3:44:40 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: nwrep
I can't speak for anyone else, but if republican (amall "r"; dictionary definition) principles are rejected by a substantial majority of the people in the world, it wouldn't make me think my beliefs were wrong, it would make me think THEIR beliefs were wrong. Far from making me want to soften my stance in favor of conservative principles, it would just show me the importance of building walls every way I know how to prevent the infiltration of such corrosive ideas into this country (not that they're not already here). This approach would only work with Dumb-o-crats, who would rather please others than do what's right.
44 posted on 08/29/2003 3:48:10 PM PDT by Still Thinking
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To: BossLady
Gouda for brains alert
45 posted on 08/29/2003 4:00:50 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: nwrep
U.S. Citizens: please note! Casting your vote on theworldvotes.org does not mean that you have voted officially.

Just in case you needed iron-clad proof that we're not exactly dealing with the triple-digit IQ crowd here...

46 posted on 08/29/2003 4:04:10 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: netmilsmom
Who was the FReeper who hacked into the DU and put up the "All your Congress belong to us"?

There was never any proof that was a Freeper. In spirit, maybe, but an actually registered poster? I don't think we'll ever know.

47 posted on 08/29/2003 4:05:27 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Owl_Eagle
I can't explain how happy I am not to live in a two bit country that's so insignificant that I wish I could vote in another country's election.

I was going to say, "So when's the next Dutch election? I'd love to see the looks on their faces when our "worldwide Dutch election" showed Pim Fortuyn's party getting 95% of the vote!" But then I realized, "It's the Dutch. Who gives a s---?!?"

48 posted on 08/29/2003 4:07:14 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: nwrep
I'm voting for Sharpton, I already have his lawn sign.

My gay neighbor had a Dean sign on his lawn. I bought 2 Sharptons and put one one his lawn for the weekend. He was out of town so it spent the entire weekend in front of his house.

My neighbors were buzzing.

49 posted on 08/29/2003 4:12:46 PM PDT by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: nwrep
And notice the lovely anti-American toned news articles along the side... this is definitely going to be a pile-on Bush site :-(
50 posted on 08/29/2003 4:14:02 PM PDT by Tamzee (Finish your beer. There are sober people in India.)
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