Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New HBO Documentary, Hacking Democracy, available on Google Video

This new HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy, exposes the vulnerability of electronic voting machines. The film follows investigative journalist Bev Harris as she investigates the security and accuracy of electronic voting systems.

The Nov. 2 New York Times review says:
"Rigged voting in Louisiana? Say it ain't so. But it's not shocked-shocked you feel watching this; it's genuine shock. As the drama proceeds, adducing more evidence for the unreliability of the voting machines than can possibly be explored here, you might also feel flattened. Computers count around 80 percent of votes in America. The marketing director for Diebold, Mark Radke, who defends both the company and its chief executive (a major Republican fund-raiser who once promised in a letter to "deliver the electoral votes of Ohio" to President Bush), talks in maddening doublespeak and wears the arched-eyebrow expression of a silent-movie fiend. His Nixon-era nondenial denials turn the stomach."

Check it out:


Anonymous said...

This is a very good movie, but it doesn't go into what activists already know, that many of the execs at the voting machine companies have criminal backgrounds. In the case of Sequoia, there is even a mafia link.

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Deej said...

Interesting, thanks for your input and your links!