Electronic Voting Machines

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Vote Flipping in Davidson County, Tennessee

Monday, October 20th, 2008

This political season, more than any other in recent memory, is irony-filled. So why this incident involving my friend and the wife of UNCOUNTED filmmaker, David Earnhardt, surprises me, I can’t tell you.
My wife, Patricia Earnhardt, had an early voting experience here in Nashville, Tennessee, where she saw her vote momentarily flip from Barack Obama […]

Homer Simpson’s Election Odyssey

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Homer Simpson tries to vote for his candidate of choice on an electronic voting machine and D’oh! and behold, the Election Integrity issue gets exposed to a whole new donut-eating demographic.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…paper ballots…

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 […]

Your Own Private Ohio: Seven Ways Your Vote Might Not Count This November

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Steven Rosenfeld author of Count My Vote: A Citizen’s Guide to Voting writes at Alternet, “Some of the most serious election protection problems can be discovered and fixed before the presidential voting begins.”
What voters often do not know is that long lines or delays in polling place voting can result from many factors — some […]

It Started By Showing a Movie

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

A frequent question being asked now is “why are films like Uncounted all suddenly coming out in a clump” and “why are these films important?”
Although the answer may be obvious to some, we sometimes forget that not everyone is consumed by the fight for free and fair elections. People are busy…they have lives…families…jobs…And the little […]

The Electronic Voting Machine Hokey Pokey (You Put Your Right Vote In. It Spits Your Wrong Vote Out)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Paperless electronic voting machines are sometimes referred to as a “black box,” but a “black hole” would be more like it. Like a black hole, once the true intention of your vote goes in, there is no way for it to escape - no paper confirmation, no audit system, and no way to identify a […]

Elections Officials Say Electronic Voting Machines Flaws at Polls Will Remain in November

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Ian Urbina of the New York Times reports that we still have some serious problems with our voting equipment:
Flaws in voting machines used by millions of people will not be fixed in time for the presidential election because of a government backlog in testing the machines’ hardware and software, officials say.
The flaws, which have cast […]

An Open Letter to Rep. David Davis, Candidate Tim Barnes, Nashville Public Radio, and the National Media

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Dear Rep. Davis, Candidate Barnes, Nashville Public Radio, and, what the heck, the National Media,
First, I’d like to thank you all for your interest in the democratic process. As you know, it’s so important that as voters and American citizens we can count on our news media and elected officials to ensure that in every […]

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 […]

Stealing Pennsylvania

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

I’m sure he didn’t realize what he was saying. But this morning during a discussion of the McCain campaign strategy ABC News’ George Snuffleupagus* said that the McCain campaign would try and “steal Pennsylvania” from Senator Obama. I’m sure he thought he was being hyperbolic by using the word “steal,” but with a majority of […]

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