On June 4th, the day after the gubernatorial primary election, the Citizen's Oversight Projects ( COPs citizensoversight.org/ ) instituted their Election Integrity Program. Long before the election, COPs director, Ray Lutz, submitted a letter to the San Diego Registrar of Voters requesting a 'Snap-Shot' CD-ROM of the election night results (as reported to the press) on the morning after the election AND PRIOR to the randomized drawing of precincts and mail-in vote billets for the State Mandated 1% manual vote count (designed to check the veracity of the vote scanners and tally machines).
The intent of COPs Election Integrity Program is to put those who count the votes on notice that citizens are watching them, and verify the veracity of the vote in San Diego county, by leveraging the legal requirements of the vote counting process.
To our surprise, on the day, of the manual recount was to begin (June 9th, the Monday after the election), Michael Vu, San Diego's Registrar of Voters decided to try and impose a 'NO VIDEO or PHOTOGRAPHY' rule upon the citizen observers of the voting process. This was a shocking intimidation tactic, and it failed miserably.
This is the RAW video of one of the cameras from our COPs Volunteers (Me, Michael Russell) and we are working upon a full documentary of both the COPs Election Integrity Process for distribution to the rest of California's 54 Counties, as well as an explanation of our rights as citizens under State and Federal Laws, to both observe these manual vote counts, and document the vote via the paper ballots, which are the only 'tamper proof' media for voter records.
Please realize, the computerized digital tally machines may be manipulated easily and without any trace if there is no RANDOM manual tally to check on the veracity of the election outcomes.