If we decided to get rid of the secret ballot, it would solve most of the problems with the sabotage of the voting system. Basically, all that would have to be done is print in a public publication: 1. the citizens full name 2. the vote they made 3. their address Can everybody say, one, two, three, honesty? The voting results would be printed in local booklets and formatted by location in blocks of say 100's so it would be easily counted and verified by citizens who made the vote. A few simple things would have to be added to this idea to make it happen, but the seed of this idea would take care of most our Bush sabotage and the computer's lack of integrity problem and Americans would have the most accurate system. Sabotage couldn't be diminished with more magnitude with any other method. The philosophy behind this is: If you want to affect things publicly, then you must vote publicly. If you want to affect things privately, then keep it to yourself! Now, I even have a poll I want you to vote on. It's a logic test, so think before you vote. If ending the secret ballot were put on the ballot, what would you vote? Be carefull what you vote for, or should I say who you vote for? Let those who are leaders do the leading! If you got something you want to say, get out there and say it, but only if you are ready to be real. Open Democracy, Yeah Right, not until you're really ready to be honest! If you're too scared to put it on your bumper sticker,...somebody finish this one for me. Bring the Vote Home! Omin 4416 212th Street, SW apt G-5 Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 Let's get Kerry into Office!