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Crooks and Liars

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Our weekly clip series was featured today on one of the best-read national blogs - crooksandliars.com:
Each week until the election the producers of Uncounted - The New Math of American Elections, will release a clip from the film because now, more than ever, people need to see stories that will motivate them to stand up […]

Why Diebold’s Disreputable Distinction is Dead On Deserved

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Ex-Emory County, Utah County Clerk, Bruce Funk, is the kind of man you wish was your grandfather - soft-spoken, kind, and able to recognize what has been called “the nuclear bomb of security flaws” in Diebold’s electronic voting machines.
Unfortunately, no one had Bruce Funk’s back and even though he blew the whistle and saved the […]

Must Read: Influx of Voters Expected to Test New Technology

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Ian Urbina of the New York Times has written an article about the problems that could occur during the November election. And although it doesn’t offer concrete solutions, it is a must read for every voter for it sheds some much needed light on what to expect on election day and can help us work […]

Million Dollar Programmer

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Note from David Earnhardt, “Uncounted” filmmaker: Each week until the election we will release a clip from UNCOUNTED because now, more than ever, people need to see stories that will motivate them to stand up and help save our democracy. Please spread these clips around - to the bleary-eyed and the overworked and the uninspired […]

Felonious Bunk

Friday, July 18th, 2008

You can’t throw a rock on the information superhighway* these days without hitting a story about the troubled financial institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But what about Votey McVotersons and our troubled democracy? Shouldn’t we (and by “we,” I mean “we the people”) be as concerned with Votey as we are with Fannie and […]

Have You See This Funny Bone?

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

In today’s National Journal, John Mercurio writes about the sense of humor gone missing from Obama campaign in light of the recent controversial New Yorker cover. Not seeing what the big whoop is, he apologizes for “weighing in at this late juncture,” writing, “Such are the perils of a weekly column. I promise to try […]

Hey! We Resemble That Remark! (And so do some of you…)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

The Nashville-based alt-weekly, the Nashville Scene, released their annual, “You are So Nashville If…” issue and one particular entry caught our eye and elicited a very audible groan:
You’ll trust your vote to a computer but would rather have Ping-Pong balls for your lottery numbers.
–Ilissa Gold
The back story is that while the committed Election Integrity activists […]

Putting the Joy(ner) in Election Day

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Radio personality Tom Joyner is urging young black Americans to volunteer to work at the polls in November.
Prospective volunteers can contact the Election Assistance Commission or call the toll-free number (1-866-747-1471) for details. Prospective poll workers can also contact their states directly.
Source: Jackie Jones, BlackAmericaWeb.com

Be the Ballot

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Some used to say that the least you could do in a participatory democracy such as ours is to vote. But now, with the sharp and painful memory of 2000, 2004, and 2006 election day shenanigans still fresh in our minds, we have to do so much more. We have to be the Dr. Phils […]

When is Voter Suppression Funny?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

When it’s satire, of course! Trudeau’s take is almost perfect. If he had added 2004 and 2006 to the next to the last panel, it would have been.

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