April 21, 2005

Common Cause issues 2-minute film on 2004 election

Common Cause has posted a 2-minute documentary film on the 2004 election, made by Erin and Conrad Stanley, documentary filmmakers from Los Angeles:


April 13, 2005

"Invisible Ballots" Video on Electronic Voting

"Invisible Ballots", New Video on Electronic Voting:


Robert Koehler of Tribune Media Services writes : "The Silent Scream of Numbers"

Article by Robert C. Koehler of Tribune Media Services, "The Silent Scream of Numbers":

"As they slowly hack democracy to death, we’re as alone — we citizens — as we’ve ever been, protected only by the dust-covered cliches of the nation’s founding: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

"It’s time to blow off the dust and start paying the price.

"The media are not on our side. The politicians are not on our side. It’s just us, connecting the dots, fitting the fragments together, crunching the numbers, wanting to know why there were so many irregularities in the last election and why these glitches and dirty tricks and wacko numbers had not just an anti-Kerry but a racist tinge. This is not about partisan politics. It’s more like: “Oh no, this can’t be true.”

"I just got back from what was officially called the National Election Reform Conference, in Nashville, Tenn., an extraordinary pulling together of disparate voting-rights activists — 30 states were represented, 15 red and 15 blue — sponsored by a Nashville group called Gathering To Save Our Democracy. It had the feel of 1775: citizen patriots taking matters into their own hands to reclaim the republic. This was the level of its urgency.

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US Count Votes April 11, 2005, Analysis of Exit Poll Discrepancies in 2004 Election

"US Count Votes"'s April 11, 2005, analysis of exit poll discrepancies in 2004 election:


April 11, 2005

Akron Beacon Journal reports: "Prosecutor to Probe Cuyahoga County Recount"

The Akron Beacon-Journal reports that prosecutors are investigating the Cuyahoga County recount:

"CLEVELAND - Erie County Prosecutor Kevin J. Baxter is investigating whether the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections broke the law in its recount of ballots from the November presidential election.

"Cuyahoga County Prosecutor William Mason appointed Baxter as a special prosecutor in the case because the board of elections is Mason's client, which could pose a conflict of interest, said Mason spokeswoman Jamie Dalton.

"Baxter said he didn't know yet whether the allegations have any validity. He said his investigators will begin interviewing people in the next several weeks.

``If it goes nowhere, it goes nowhere,'' Baxter said. ``We'll just start from the beginning... This is rather preliminary.''

"The probe stems from two requests written to Mason: one from minor-party presidential candidates David Cobb and Michael Badnarik, and another from entrepreneurial consultant Edward Michael Caner.

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