Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905
Believe it or not, America, the self-proclaimed ‘democracy creator,’ has a rich history of election theft.
From 2004 to 2008 we produced the 7 documentaries and video reports viewable below, documenting recent citizen efforts to reverse that history. In many ways, they’re all as current as today’s election news.
International election observer, former President Jimmy Carter says, “we have one of the worst election processes in the world, and it’s almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money.”
As our friends Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman point out more specifically in their recent book and articles, the vulnerabilities of our system to election fraud (not the non-existent ‘voter fraud’ about which the GOP obsesses) have actually increased and become more blatant.
They show that the flood of corporate money; the Electoral College system; the systematic disenfranchisement of millions of voters through purges and ID laws; wide-spread use of privately-owned electronic voting machines; GOP control of nine of the governorships in swing states; and Obama’s lack of popularity among the election protection activists whose efforts helped put him in office, all put the integrity of this upcoming election in jeopardy.
The 7 videos below portray part of the history of the election protection movement, many of whom this time seem to be saying, “If we help keep Koch-acola from stealing the election, we’re still stuck with Pepsi.”
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The PRICE of LIBERTY – America’s Election Protection Movement
October 31, 2008
This fast-moving 58-minute documentary by award-winning filmmakers James Heddle and Mary Beth Brangan explores the issues and strategies embodied in America’s growing grassroots, people-powered ‘Election Protection movement. Scientists, journalists, activists, attorneys and whistleblowers reveal how, why and by whom the last two presidential elections were stolen, even as they work on many fronts to keep it from happening again.
A LITTLE LIGHT’LL DO YA – Defending Democracy in America
Blacked out or dismissed as ‘conspiracy theories’ by corporate news outlets, reports of massive vote fraud in the 2004 presidential election circulated on the internet and independent media.
As the Jan. 6th, 2005 deadline for a challenge to the Electoral College vote drew near, a tiny village on the California coast raised funds to send a delegation of its citizens and an award-winning documentary team to Ohio and Washington, D.C. to get the facts.
They found overwhelming evidence of a stolen election and a small, diverse group of committed people – from the street and the elite – defending democracy against overwhelming odds.
This is their report.
HELP AMERICA VOTE…ON PAPER!
Sep 12, 2006
A citizen call for election integrity 18 mins.
An empowering, fast-moving 18-minute briefing on the dangers to democracy posed by privately owned electronic voting machines, what patriotic citizens, activists and officials of all parties are doing about it – and how you can help.
Ed Asner hosts an Emergency Town Hall Forum on America’s vote fraud crisis and what we can do about it. San Diego, CA Oct. 25, 2006 With voting investigator Bev Harris, election integrity attorneys Lowell Finley and Paul Lehto, Utah whistleblower Bruce Funk, sportscaster/blogger Jim Lampley and local activists.
BUSTING the ‘Man-in-the-Middle’ of Ohio Vote Rigging
STEPHEN SPOONAMORE, a lifelong Rebublican, successful serial entrepreneur, and top level cyber-security sleuth for major credit card companies and U.S. Federal defense and security agencies, blows the whistle on the design of the hacked computer system that delivered the vote to George Bush in 2004…and was still in place in 2008. Did his courageous whistleblowing contribute to the integrity of the 2008 election?
FREAKING OUT THE WHITE HOUSE
CLIFF ARNEBECK, lead attorney in the controvercial King-Lincoln v. Ohio Sec. of State lawsuit, talks about the aim of the suit and the impact on the planned fix of the recent election of deposing under oath Mike Connell, head IT operative for the Republican Party and the McCain campaign, on the day before the vote.
AFTER ROVE: Democracy Restoration in the U.S.
Ohio attorney CLIFF ARNEBECK gives an update on the King Lincoln-Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell suit he is is pursuing with co-council Bob Fitrakis. The suit aims to expose and dismantle the GOP’s ‘Man-in-the-Middle’ computer system set up by Carl Rove to steal Ohio’s elections.
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