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We’re Not Ready

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

It started out as a little wondering. You watched Recount on HBO and thought, “Boy, that Kevin Spacey sure is a good actor…Hey, wait a minute! Are we better off as voters now then when we were in 2000?” And this wondering is getting louder. It’s now a rumbling. Listen closely and you can hear […]

No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn…or We End Voter Suppression

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Oh, the young people. Can’t they just play their video games and listen to their crazy music and leave the “shady politicians” to their vote suppression? Well, apparently not. Go on over to their crib to see what The League of Young Voters are doing to “demand that our elected officials respect everyone’s fundamental right […]

The Plural of Chad is Chad

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Last night Kevin Spacey was on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to promote Recount, the HBO movie about the Florida recount during the 2000 election. I know Kevin Spacey isn’t an expert on all matters electoral, but it was still disappointing that Keith didn’t take the interview one step further - the 2008 election.
And its not […]

In What State did 33,500 Registered Voters Receive Two Ballots?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Here’s a hint: They are holding their presidential primary today and it’s not Kentucky.
Brad Friedman knows the answer is Oregon, and today he takes the time to write a thorough post about the potential problems with Vote by Mail:
Many Oregonians will tell you they believe their system is wonderful, yet many of the Election Integrity […]

Fire Up That Voter Registration Drive

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Jennifer Jewell Thomas writes about something that has been on our mind as well as of late. How can we fight back against the new voter ID laws, registrations purges, and other shenanigans that voters will undoubtedly face come November? Jennie reminds us that while we work for absolute election integrity, we can help to […]

The Next First Woman President

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Yesterday’s Sunday Times had an interesting piece about the next first woman president. “She Just Might Be President Someday,” offers up a profile of Hillary Clinton’s successor (just in case she doesn’t win the nomination):
That woman will come from the South, or west of the Mississippi. She will be a Democrat who has won in […]

Moving the Goalposts

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Battles against the use of electronic voting machines, or DRE’s, in free and fair elections are being waged and won all the over the world, including in the Netherlands where the government just banned electronic voting machines from future elections and are returning to paper ballots to protect the integrity of the vote.
After years of […]

Tennessee Gets the Papers, Gets the Papers

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

You won’t believe these numbers. These are not Tennessee numbers. They are, instead, a testament to the long, hard-fought, three-year battle that Tennessee’s Gathering to Save Our Democracy spearheaded in the state for paper ballots.
And today they won.
Earlier this week, the state House voted 88-6 in favor of the Voter Confidence Act. This morning, it […]

Tonight! David Earnhardt on Voice of the Voters

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Uncounted writer/director/producer David Earnhardt is back from a long road trip and eager to share all he’s learned. He’ll be on Voice of the Voters tonight, Wednesday, May 14, at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT.
Listen Live Online or tune into WNJC 1360AM (Philadelphia).
Call 856-227-1360 to comment or ask a question or submit one […]

Uncounted Picks Up Where Recount Ends

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Joan Juliet Buck in the May issue of Vogue Magazine was the first to connect Uncounted with the HBO film Recount - which stars Kevin Spacey and Denis Leary and tells the behind the scenes story of 2000’s controversial Florida recount. Now others are doing it. Anthony Lappé, Executive Editor of the Guerrilla News Network, […]

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