Voteswap 2000Al wins - Ralph gets 5
10/30 - We have just received word from the California Secretary of State that offering to "broker the exchange of votes" is a violation of California state law. Therefore we have turned our software off in order to be in compliance.

We are not lawyers. To the best of our knowledge at this point neither we nor those people who have already used the site are in violation of any Federal law. Nor are the people who have used our swap-matching software in violation of California law. We recommend that anyone who has already agreed to swap should check with the laws of their own state to make sure there is no violation. Our advice is to err on the side of caution, and if you can't determine for sure that you are not in violation of any laws, you should not participate in vote-swapping.

We have sent e-mails to everyone who has registered so far repeating this information, and will update everyone if we find out anything more.

We apologize for the inconvenience of anyone who has used the site in the past few days. As I said, we are not lawyers. At the time we set the site up we understood that what we were doing was legal.

11/2 - Today California Secretary of State Chief Counsel William Wood said that is legal according to California law: "It's a political discussion, and the Secretary of State of California believes that is protected political speech." ("Burden of Proof," CNN)

Here are some links to other vote-swapping sites that we are not affiliated with:

Win-Win Campaign

Winchell's Nader Trader

Vote Exchange

Nader Trader

How we got this idea:
Slate article

LA Times:
Swing States 10/27

About the Electoral College

Another way to swap: Trade with a Republican

Other links:
Nader main site

NBC Electoral Vote Map


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