Archive for September, 2008

Those Cagey Cagists are Caging Again

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Reports of “Voter Caging” by the McCain campaign are popping up all over the country. Caging is diabolical, anti-democratic, and wholly un-American.
North Carolina Verified Voting has compiled the stories:
Voter caging is a practice of sending mass direct mailings to registered voters by non-forwardable mail, then compiling lists of voters, called “caging lists,” from the returned […]

UNCOUNTED Loves L.A.! (and San Diego!)

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

We here at UNCOUNTED central believe that if Jed Bartlet had been our real President instead of just our happy place President, our broken electoral system would have been fixed long ago. But since he’s not and it hasn’t, our travels continue. This week we’ll be in the land of Martin Sheen, a.k.a. Los Angeles, […]

The Vote You Save May Be Your Own, Part 1

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The latest resources to help keep your vote safe this November:
“Can Obama Win and Lose Ohio at the Same Time?,” By John Michael Spinelli:
Ohio attorneys pushing to convince a federal judge to lift the stay on a case alleging Republicans and Bush loyalists cyber-rigged the vote in certain Ohio counties in 2004, filed affidavits on […]

Congressman to McCain: STOP!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

From Brad Friedman at Bradblog.com:
The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers’, is calling on the John McCain campaign to “immediately halt Republican vote suppression efforts,” as seen recently in Michigan — where a county GOP chair announced his intention to use home foreclosure lists to challenge voter eligibility at the polls […]

Pay No Attention to the Private Corporations Behind Our Elections

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

All politics is local. Except the act of voting. Which may seem local when you go to your polling place and see your friends and neighbors and the familiar faces of your pollworkers. But the machines we vote on don’t come from the machine shop down the street. They come from large corporations such […]

The Election Protection Bat Phone is Up and Running!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

From Jonah Goldman, Director of the National Campaign for Fair Elections and Legal Leader of the Election Protection Coalition:
I’m excited to announce that we have officially launched the Election Protection Hotline and website!
These tools - combined with our legal volunteers in the field - make Election Protection 2008 the most comprehensive voter services program in […]

Register Now for Free Ohio Election Protection Conference

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

From The Free Press:
As Goes Ohio . . . Election Protection Conference
September 26-28, 2008
Conference Center, Center for Workforce Development
315 Cleveland Avenue, 4th floor
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, Ohio
Help assure Ohio’s 2008 election is free and fair! Get involved in:
• Board of Election Monitoring
• Same Day Voter Registration and Early Voting
• Election Protection on Election Day
• Video […]

Uncounted at AFI - The Wrap Up

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Last Tuesday night, the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, hosted a near-capacity screening of UNCOUNTED at their Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. And let me tell you, when you get 400 people who are pissed off about the lack of integrity in American elections all in one place, and then mix in […]

Uncounted to Screen at the American Film Institute on Tuesday, 9/9

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The Man Wouldn’t Come to UNCOUNTED, So UNCOUNTED is Taking It to the Man!
This Tuesday, September 9, the American Film Institute will present a screening of UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections at their prestigious AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland…just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the […]

Landslide Denied.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Despite what you might think, the results of the 2006 election do not show us that our concerns about the integrity of the 2000 and 2004 elections were unwarranted. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Nor should they allow us to assume that the 2008 election will be run fairly and honestly. Again, just […]