Voting Reform DVDs

DVD183 - Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections DVD

Uncounted is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial feature length film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials provide the irrefutable proof.

Uncounted shares well documented stories about the spine-chilling disregard for the right to vote in America. In Florida, computer programmer Clint Curtis is directed by his boss to create software that will "flip" votes from one candidate to another. In Utah, County Clerk Bruce Funk is locked out of his office for raising questions about security flaws in electronic voting machines. Californian Steve Heller gets convicted of a felony after he leaks secret documents detailing illegal activities committed by a major voting machine company. And Tennessee entrepreneur, Athan Gibbs, finds verifiable voting a hard sell in America and dies before his dream of honest elections can be realized.

Uncounted is a wakeup call to all Americans. Beyond increasing the public’s awareness, the film inspires greater citizen involvement in fixing a broken electoral system. As we approach the decisive election of 2008, Uncounted will change how you feel about the way votes are counted in America.

Run time: approximately 81 minutes

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DVD020 - Invisible Ballots DVD

Governments are installing computerized voting systems with no paper record to verify accuracy. Elections will be controlled by companies that do not allow voters to inspect their software. If vote counting becomes privatized, there may be no way to get it back. High-tech vote fraud is already a reality. If you value your vote, you absolutely must get this information to your friends – and fast!

Topics include: History of voting systems; The Help America Vote Act; Problems with electronic voting; Errors and glitches in real elections; Fraud and tampering; Conflicts of interest; Should voting be privatized?; Honesty, oversight, and transparency; The need for skilled poll workers; The voter-verified paper ballot.

The DVD contains a feature-length 90-minute documentary and a separate 50-minute version for use in public presentations where time is limited.

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DVD134 - Stealing America: Vote by Vote DVD

Stealing America: Vote by Vote documents significant irregularities in the Presidential election of 2004. While raising crucial questions, interviewees underscore the fact that election fraud and election reform are not partisan issues. We follow the stories of people who face a spectrum of challenges: from grassroots organizing to groundbreaking legislation. The overriding question that the film presents is: How can we create an election system in which voters have confidence, and in which they trust that their votes will be counted fairly?

The film weaves together dramatic behind-the-scenes experiences of poll workers, computer security experts, journalists, politicians, activists and voters of all ages. We hear from those who feel their communities were targeted for intimidation during the election, side by side with descriptions of irregular machine tallies, in which the number of votes tallied don't equal the number of votes cast.

Questions the film raises include: what caused statistically significant discrepancies between exit polls and final official vote tallies? why was the mainstream media virtually silent about a spectrum of anomalies? what caused technical glitches such as votes switching from one candidate to another on touch screen voting machines in at least thirteen states? We hear from students who waited more than 12 hours to vote in Ohio, as well as Native American and Hispanic voters in New Mexico who registered to vote for the first time, only to learn that their votes were not counted.

The Presidential election of 2004 ignited both personal, as well as political passions for millions of people. For many, their involvement did not end when the election was over.

"At least a dozen videos and a couple dozen books or official reports on recent elections have been published. Dorothy Fadiman's Stealing America: Vote by Vote is the single best recommendation for those who have neither seen nor read any of them......Stealing America is presented in a quiet, intelligent and thoughtful manner, similar to the talking-heads style used in What the Bleep. But Fadiman intersperses Comedy Central schtiks that give comic relief for the audience, and also link two major media efforts to breach the media iron curtain. It's sometimes brilliant, sometimes comic." -Rady Ananda,

Run time: 70 minutes

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DVD170 - American Blackout DVD

Most people have heard of the voting irregularities that marred the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004. Some even know of the resulting challenges to the electoral votes by African-American congressional representatives. However, because the mainstream media shies away from reporting cases of imperiled democracy the public is left to believe these stories are at worst insignificant rumors or at best one-off incidents that result from an overburdened election system.

American Blackout chronicles the recurring patterns of disenfranchisement witnessed from 2000 to 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who not only took an active role in investigating these election debacles but also found herself in the middle of one after publicly questioning the Bush Administration about the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Some call Cynthia McKinney a civil rights leader among the ranks of Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X. Others call her a conspiracy theorist and a "looney." American Blackout gains unprecedented access to one of the most controversial and dangerous politicians in America and examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent.

Run time: 86 minutes

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DVD143 - The Right to Count DVD

It is strange how one can mistrust his or her government (or at least part of it), and in the same time have full confidence in a process that is totally controlled by these same people. In business, it is widely accepted that blind trust is not a good management practice. And the I.R.S. surely expects you to justify every deductible expense with a paper document. Why should it be different in elections?

Election fraud has been part of our history and the history of every other country in the world since elections have been held. With the traditional paper ballot system still used in all countries in the world but a few, election fraud requires a gigantic effort that has to be replicated at each and every precinct around the country.

In the U.S., for the past few decades, computerized voting systems have been introduced in our voting process. Slowly they have spread and have become more sophisticated. The 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) now requires all voting systems in the U.S. to be upgraded and most election officials are opting for electronic voting. At first, it appears to make total sense to replace paper by computers. That's what all businesses do. There is just one problem! We're talking elections, here. And in elections there is a principle very similar to Murphy's Law: if there is a potential for fraud, there will be fraud. And if there is a potential for fraud using computers it could be at a scale never imagined before, compared to the times when ballot boxes had to be manually stuffed or stolen.

So, is there a potential for fraud? That's what this documentary is all about. You might be already aware of the problem. But it's more complex than you'd think. And for every argument there is a counter-argument that confuses you. The Right To Count takes a logical step-by-step approach to show how computerized voting, if left unchecked, could change our democracy forever.

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DVD139 - See The Suppressed Movie PLUS Electile Dysfunction (Double Feature) DVD

This DVD includes two films on the flaws in the American electoral process. See the Suppressed Movie a short film by Bud Clifton exposes 'on camera' wrong-doing in our election process. This shocking DVD leaves voters of every political party stunned and alarmed. You are not powerless, you can save your right to vote.

Electile Dysfunction is an expose of the election process in the US, including electronic voting machines, disenfranchisement of voters and vote fraud. This 58 minute invesigative documentary film by Penny Little explores the story behind the scenes of the November 2004 Presidential election, showing a complicated and technical subject in lively montage style, interviews interlaced with dark humor, short animations and musical interludes.

It doesn't matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican, it is your duty as an American to watch The Suppressed Movie and Electile Dysfunction.

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