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EDA TV is a channel for the suppressed election news you won't see on mainstream media.


Tune in here for a web-based window on the election integrity movement, including vital news and commentary, informative how-to's, inspiring protest music, and more from the grassroots around the nation.

There are four video channels you can view in the four video sreens below.

Screen 1 below plays from this site, and connects to an index of video links shown at the foot of this page.

Screens 2 and 3 display videos from the EDA-TV Channel at Blip.tv >> http://eda-tv.blip.tv/

Screen 4 displays videos from a dystopian reality we're headed for if citizens don't take back our elections.

If you have suggestions for content you'd like to see added, leave a comment here and copy your note via e-mail to info[at]electiondefensealliance[dot]org.

PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer: Jan. 16, 2008 California Experiences Problems with Voting Machines

The State of California is racing to fix unexpected problems with its voting machines before its Feb. 5 primary. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michaels reports from the Golden State on these recent ballot troubles. Interviewed: Debra Bowen, David Dill, Stephen Weir, Dan Ashby Click arrow to play video. Click here to download transcript

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Upset Victory by Sequoia DRE 700



Voting Machines Elect One Of Their Own As President


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Loser Take All video


Mark Crispin Miller, Scott Horton ,and Jonathan Simon: The video!

Here's a video of the great event we had last month in New York, at the McNally Robinson Bookstore, to mark the publication of Loser Take All. It's an all-star line-up: Scott Horton, Jonathan Simon and myself, all dealing with the Bush regime's long drive against US democracy, and, in particular, our voting rights.

It's a five-parter, shot by Jonathan Light.

Please check it out, and spread the word about it.

http://tinyurl.com/3uz5bh

Mark Crispin Miller: Holt Bill Is A Poison Pill

Mark Crispin Miller (author of "Fooled Again," on the theft of the 2004 presidential election) warns that beneath the attractive surface of promised election reform, the Holt bill, H.R. 811, injects some profoundly antidemocratic and unacceptable threats to electoral democracy. Click Here to view video

The Truth About H.R. 811: Abbe DeLozier and Vicki Karp

Election integrity advocates Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vicki Karp, co-authors of "Hacked! High-Tech Election Theft in America", deliver the truth about H.R. 811, the federal election reform bill currently being fast-tracked through Congress.

What you don't know about this bill can hurt every American's voting rights. Hear the difference between what the bill says it will do, and how it will actually play out in reality.   Click Here to view video

An Inconvenient Question - Interview with Freeman, Simon, Castleman, and Bonifaz


Part One of Six (20:14)
"Are presidential elections being stolen, and what can we do about it?" is the subject of the panel discussion with David Frenkel interviewing Dr. Steven Freeman, John Bonifaz, Jonathan Simon, and Sally Castleman. Kerry won the 2004 presidential election by 6 million votes, according to the exit polls.

Part Two of Six (20:43)
Dr. Steven Freeman, David Frenkel and the panel continue discussions about election fraud and the possible remedies. Freeman is the co-author (with Joel Bleifus) of "Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?" published by 7 Stories Press

Part Three of Six (16:10)

Part Four of Six (14:39)

Part Five of Six (9:58)

Part Six of Six (9:25)
The final segment of Dr Steven Freeman's interview with David Frenkel of Independent Voices, covering the disparity between the exit polls and official results of the 2004 and 2006 elections.

Citizens Taking Action And How You Can, Too

As David Cobb states, the greatest threat to democracy today is the illusion that we still have one. People have the general confidence that we can simply vote people into and out of office according to the votes of the majority of the people. This has proven to be false in the national elections of 2000, 2002 and 2004. Americans' persistent faith that elections, as they currently function, will solve any political dilemma is a dangerous illusion. The illusion causes apathy, complacency and inattention to the key mechanism and life blood of our democracy: the counting of votes.

WE MUST INSIST ON ACCURATE VOTE COUNTS AND ELECTORAL INTEGRITY ABOVE ALL!

Note the subject "We" in the above sentence. This is not the "we" that means "all those political activists who blog, write letters and make phone calls, because that's what they do, and it's their "thing". No. This is the "We" in "WE THE PEOPLE". It is the Preamble-to-the-Constitution "We" in extra large cursive on aging parchment paper! It means ANYONE AND EVERYONE who actually still believes in that document!

So check that reference under that definition and consider who we are referring to here. Then watch the videos below to gain tools and inspiration for how to fight back and reclaim our democracy. Thank you.


SAVE R VOTE: Citizen Monitoring Exposes Illegal, Unverified, Expensive Procedures in Riverside, CA

Check out Tom Courbat's report on the SAVE R VOTE project at the DFA "Democracy Fest" in San Diego (7/15/06)
Click to download the SAVE R VOTE Report PDF | Word
Click to find out more and join the Election Monitoring group.







For more videos like this, see EDA TV - Blip.tv Blog!




Hand Counting of Paper Ballots in NH (2004)

These videos are being made available to promote the use of hand counted paper ballot election systems nationwide. The videos show the easy, transparent, observable, secure, and fair nature of this method of vote counting when done within the community by members of the community and administered by good and honest election officials.

What you see in these videos is the civic and community component that is present in proper election administration, as well as the methodology. Our hope is that people will begin to remember the heart that is the grassroots, community-centered American election.

By virtue of the Democracy for New Hampshire website copyright notice, these videos are considered part of the DFNH copyrighted material. We are making these videos available for download and distribution for personal and educational purposes, but they may not be downloaded and used or repurposed for any form of financial gain whatsoever by any individual or organization.

All videos are in .wmv format. To download videos from Internet Explorer,
right-click and select "Save target as" or from Firefox select "Save link as." Choose the location on your hard drive where you want to save the videos and click "Save."

Download the video of Lyndeborough, NH (43MB)
- ballot by ballot tally method of hand counting, 980 ballots cast and counted

Download the video of Wilton, NH (28 MB) - ballot by ballot tally method of hand counting, 2,274 ballots cast and counted

Download the video or the NH State Recount (23MB) - ballot pile method of hand counting, 22,024 votes cast and counted



Democracy Denied in CA 50: Busby/Bilbray Sham Election and Its Fallout (July 2006)

Brad Friedman, Mimi Kennedy & Barbara Gail Jacobson Fight for Honest Election in CD 50

Part 2 of Press Conference re Busby/Bilbray
contest at DemFest on July 15, 2006

Clint Curtis - Blip TV Interview

February 23, 2007 interview about evidence of election fraud

Click here for Blip TV - Curtis Interview

Mark Adams speaking about why election reform is needed

Video Link to Mark Adams speaking about why election reform is needed
at Voting System Reform Rally in Tallahassee, Florida on March 21, 2007

Click here for YouTube Video Link

More Presentations by Scholars & Activists

The following are vital presentations from teach-ins, book tours and rallies that will help you understand the severity of the crisis.

Traceless GEMS Central Tabulator Hack Walkthrough (Jim March, 15 Mins.)

The link below provides a 15 minute long, complete walk-through of a Diebold central tabulator (GEMS) hack session, with voiceover commentary by Jim March.

Gems Hack Video

Below are some tips about viewing or projecting this video:

1) Being 800x600 you need to download it locally in the Google video system and then use the Google video player. But this is adviseable as it will then run without an Internet connection. File size is about 150megs. The initial screen will tell you to do "CTRL-ALT" to make it fullscreen - while this is a Windows Media Player command, it also works in the Google player.

2) For projector use, you will want to play it from a laptop that can drive 1024x786 resolution to an external projector also rated at that resolution. Some laptops have native 1280x800 video. Ensure that your projector can display a 1024x786 signal and then set the laptop to send that resolution signal. If you need help with these settings on your laptopme at .

3) The sound quality is good but "low."
Two options: Either bring along adapter plugs to turn a 1/8th inch "Walkman/Ipod type" stereo headphone port into a 1/4" mono headphone plug used in professional audio and PA systems allowing you to adapt your laptop's headphone port into a pro PA system,
OR
bring along any decent set of powered computer speakers, turn up the volume and put a PA microphone straight up to the speaker.

Bright Spots in the Mainstream Media: Honest Coverage of the Crisis

Several heroes have emerged from the corporate controlled mainstream media to cover the election integrity crisis. To date, these courageous journalists are Lou Dobbs of CNN, Carolyn Crier of Court TV, and Keith Olberman of MSNBC. PBS has also contributed to public understanding with its September 1, 2006 program "Block the Vote". Please write to these journalists to commend them for coverning the single most important crisis facing our democracy today.

Hardball: RFK, Jr. Educates Chris Matthews on the Crisis (9/27/06)

On the Money: Stewart V. Shamos



Short interview about the hackability and unreliability of Diebold election equipment featuring Warren Stewart of VoteTrust USA and Shameless Shamos, election industry shill.

PBS: NOW with David Brancaccio

Down for the Count (9/8/06)

Click for the Video

Jammed machines, rejected ballots, malfunctions that declare the losing candidate the winner...if this were occurring on American Idol, you can imagine the outrage, but it's happening with a far more important American institution: democratic elections. New election machines, as mandated and funded by federal law, may create a new election debacle instead of correcting the old one.

In 2002, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which allocated $3.1 billion for all 50 states to update their voting systems, following election fiascos in years past.

Some industry analysts suggest that the government implemented the new technology too quickly to the detriment of not only security and performance of the new machines, but the integrity of our democratic process. "Losing candidates are going to have more and more credibility when they say 'Well, I think that the voting machines were rigged,'" Avi Rubin, a computer science professor at John Hopkins University, told NOW.

Rubin performed an analysis of voting machines produced by Diebold, one of the four manufacturers of the county's electronic voting machines. But his recommendation that the machines not be used in elections fell on deaf ears.

To see for ourselves if the new technology was up to task, NOW traveled to Oakland County, Michigan on Primary Day, where election workers encountered more than a few frustrating snags, even when demonstrating the machines for us. In one instance, it took five attempts for the machine to accept a ballot.

We also checked in on other states, including Texas, Iowa, New Mexico, and - you guessed it — Ohio. What we found were alarming scenes of computer and human error, poor results validation, nonexistent contingency plans, and extreme vulnerability to tampering.

These are not isolated cases. In half of 37 primaries held this year, there were technical problems associated with the new HAVA-mandated technology. These included:

* An extra 100,000 votes recorded but never cast in Texas, which was blamed on a programming error.

* A ballot-counting malfunction in Iowa that declared a losing candidate the winner.

* Allegations of discrepancies between votes cast and the corresponding paper trail created by machines in Ohio.

"We are no more certain today than we were in 2000 that we will not have an embarrassing moment and a tragic outcome in this year's election," Deforest Soaries, former Chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, told NOW.

Will new voting machines cure election headaches or cause them? Next time on NOW.

Block the Vote (9/1/06)

Across the nation, states have enacted new laws supposedly designed to prevent voter fraud and avoid election-day debacles. But qualified voters may also be left out in the cold, especially minorities, the poor, the elderly and the disabled. Friday, 9/1/06, this week NOW looks at several states where these new rules may keep voters away from the polls in November. Critics charge that the Bush administration is part of the problem as the U.S. Department of Justice, which is charged with protecting the rights of all voters, has signed off on a number of the new regulations.

In Florida, new penalties that can reach up to $5,000 for registration delays or problems, which forced traditional registration advocacy groups, like the League of Women Voters, to avoid registering voters for a crucial primary.

"The law has done harm because the League of Women Voters, as well as other organizations, were not able to register voters before the primary," said Dianne Wheatley-Giliotti, the president of the LWV in Florida. Florida Rep. Ron Reagan defends the law saying "it's to encourage people to turn them [registration forms] in on time."

In Georgia, a new law requires residents to show photo identification before voting, blocking thousands of people who currently lack the proper ID as well as the means of acquiring it. But are these voting barriers unintended consequences or intended outcomes? Some distrust the true motives of lawmakers.

"This is a concerted effort to make sure that certain people don't have the opportunity to vote, that they don't have the opportunity to participate in their own democracy," Georgia state representative Alisha Thomas Morgan told NOW.

Fox News Exposes Princeton / Diebold Hack

Lou Dobbs: Democracy at Risk Series

Lou Dobbs is a veteran conservative journalist who has been covering the election crisis steadily since June 2006 on his CNN News program "Lou Dobbs Tonight". Kitty Pilgrim assists him with this almost daily coverage of vital election integrity news stories in an ongoing series called "Democracy at Risk".

Lou Dobbs: Democracy at Risk Series (June 2006)

June 29, 2006
Wireless Communications Devices in Voting Machines
(Brad Friedman, Avi Rubin, Rep. Rush Holt)


June 28, 2006
Comments on Voting Machines


June 27, 2006
Brennan Center Report
(Rep. Rush Holt, Rep. Tom Davis, Dan Wallach)
Problems in Cuyahoga County Ohio Primary Election
(Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, Ronald Adrine)


June 26, 2006
"Sleepovers"
(Susan Pynchon, Patti Newton)


June 13, 2006
States Returning To Paper Ballots

(Warren Stewart, Rebecca Vigil-Giron)


June 8, 2006
Smartmatic-Sequoia
(Gustavo Colonel, Ricardo Hausmann)


June 6, 2006
"Secret" Voting System Software
(Warren Stewart, Avi Rubin)


Lou Dobbs: Democracy at Risk Series (July 2006)

July 31, 2006
Ballot Programming Errors in Iowa
(Loren Knauss, John Washburn)

July 27, 2006

E-Voting Problems in Ohio

July 26, 2006
No Paper Trail in Maryland
(Andrew Harris, Linda Lamone, Joseph Getty)


July 25, 2006
CEFUS Begins to Take Notice
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July 21, 2006
Congressional Hearings on Voting System Standards
(Rep. Rush Holt, Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, William Jeffrey)


July 11, 2006
DRE Reliability: Failure By Design?
(John Washburn, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Paul DeGregorio)


July 10, 2006
Brennan Center, Voting System Standards
(Michael Waldman, DeForest Soaries, John Washburn)

Lou Dobbs: Democracy at Risk (August 2006)

Under construction

Lou Dobbs: Democracy at Risk Series (September 2006)


Sept. 16, 2006
This is the Sept. 16, 2006 segment with Rubin and Fudge, discussing the fallout from the Maryland primary train wreck and Rubin's experience as a Poll judge.


Sept. 15, 2006

This is the Sept. 15, 2006 segment. Lou and Kitty report on the Princeton Diebold Hack Report and the decertfication effort in Colorado.

Sept. 1, 2006

Carolyn Crier: Defending Democracy Series

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Court TV News: Carolyn Crier Interviews Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & Brad Friedman (July 20, 2006)

Remarking on the passage of the National Voting Rights Act, Crier interviews RFK, Jr. and Brad Friedman about the serious vote supression problems still plaguing our election system and the way electronic voting has intensified the crisis rather than bring solutions.

Court TV News: Carolyn Crier's "Defending Our Democracy II" (July 11, 2006)

Carolyn Crier reports on Court TV News on the utter disaster and insecurity in our election system. The report focuses on how unauthorized "sleepovers" (where poll workers take voting machines home for days and weeks before the election) invalidate the certification of these machines under state and federal standards and laws. The primary election on June 6th in which Brian Bilbray was declared the "winner" is therefore completely illegal and invalid. Concerned citizens have been hit with at $150,000 bill to even have the paper records examined (and counted) properly and legally for the first time.

Debate Between Mark Crispin Miller and Ed Rollins on the 2004 Election


February 26, 2006
Did the GOP steal the last election? Will it steal the next? Mark Crispin Miller, author of "Fooled Again" thinks so. But is he right? Edward Rollins, former GOP White House Political Director attacks. Are the new digital voting machines part of the problem? Do we need a paper trail? James Goodale, former Vice Chairman of The New York Times, hosts.

PBS: Jim Lehrer Newshour on Diebold Voting

Approximately June 12, 2006

Calls To Action for Election Integrity

Let's focus on action. We must create a large scale, non-partisan citizen based movement to take back our elections. Please watch and listen to these videos to find out how.

Help America Vote on Paper

This 18 minute Citizen Call to Action produced by the Ecological Options Network, will give you all the information you need to understand why we face an unprecedented crisis to our democracy from electronic voting. It will help you see the corporate and official corruption that has privatized vote counting and shut down public scrutiny of elections, the deplorable security of the electronic systems, and it explains the steps YOU can take to end these wholly unacceptable conditions and reclaim your democracy.

Progressive Radio Hosts on Elections (Seattle, June 2006)

In this outstanding portion of a forum hosted by AM 1090 in Seattle on June 10, 2006, progressive stars Rachel Maddow, Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, Laura Flanders and Mike Malloy, make the case crystal clear. We must prepare now for the "fact" of GOP organized voter supression, voter registration purges, electronic election fraud and other crimes against democracy that are already underway. What will we do this time? The answers are fascinating, informative and inspiring (..and funny.)

What Can One Person Do?

Debra Bowen's Call for Integrity and Increased Voter Confidence

Election Integrity Documentary Feature Films

Independent filmmakers are telling the truth about election theft and voter suppression that the mainstream corporate media refuses to acknowledge, much less investigate. Here are some of those essential and courageous films. Please let us know of others.

Commander n' Thief

Commander 'N Thief

Available from EDA. Click here for ordering information.

The sordid details of the stolen 2004 presidential election have come to the screen.
Commander 'n Thief, a feature documentary by independent filmmaker Tom O'Brien, reveals how the Republican National Committee, Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell and the Bush/Cheney campaign rigged the 2004 election in Ohio and other states across the nation to install the illegitimate regime of George W. Bush.
Click here to view the "Commander 'n Thief" trailer

Subjects interviewed in this film include Richard Hayes Phillips, Bob Fitrakis, Clifford Arnebeck, Steven Freeman, John Bonifaz, David Cobb, Congressman John Conyers Jr, Matthew M. Damschroder, John Fortuin, Joseph Geller, Alma Gonzalez, Bev Harris, Senator George S. McGovern, Greg Palast, and many more.

Commander n' Thief peels back the national media blackout curtain on:

* The purging of voting registrations for African American soldiers sent to Iraq and Afghanistan
* Double-punching to spoil ballots in heavily Democratic, urban counties of Ohio
* Moving ballots between precincts in rural Ohio counties to switch Kerry votes to Bush
* Rigging electronic voting tabulators across the nation to shift as many as ten million votes

Joan Brunwasser, Election Reform Editor for OpEd News, commends Commander n' Thief as “. . . a must-see documentary”




The Right To Count

Electile Dysfunction

Under construction

No Umbrella: Election Day in the City


A documentary film on the 2004 Ohio election fiasco, "NO UMBRELLA - ELECTION DAY IN THE CITY" by Laura Paglin, is coming out soon. Go to NoUmbrella.org for updates on the release.

Nothing hits you in the gut like the in-your-face look at voter disenfranchisement detailed in Paglin's internationally-celebrated film "NO UMBRELLA". A crowd-pleaser at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "NO UMBRELLA" also took an Audience Award at the just-completed Sydney Film Festival and was named "Best Short Film" at the prestigious Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. This 26-minute blockbuster exposes the lack of voting machines, the endless lines, the interminable waiting, and mounting anger and frustration of African-American voters in one of Ohio's poorest neighborhoods -- and the heroic efforts of the area's irrepressible octogenarian councilwoman to put things right.



American Blackout

American Blackout

Eternal Vigilance

Visit the Eternal Vigilance website to learn more about this documentary, view sample clips, and order a copy.

Media Apathy, Ignorance, and Suppression

Investigate the extent of mainstream media apathy, incompetence and outright supression of the glaring emergency against our democracy posed by election fraud, the stolen elections of 2000, 2002 and 2004 and the ongoing subversion of democracy by corporate controlled media we can expect in 2006 and 2008.

Larry Bensky: Where is the Media on Election Fraud?

Greg Palast: Lost Votes (June 2006)

In his "Armed Madhouse" book tour stop in Seattle, investigative journalist Greg Palast, the first to investigate and expose the massive disenfranchisement of Florida voters in 2000 by Gov. Jeb Bush, reports on the equally appalling disenfranchisement of millions of voters due to voter registration purges throughout the country in 2004. Lack of mainstream media coverage of this chronic abuse of democracy is the subject for Palast's justifiable scorn and ridicule.

We Count Conference Highlights

Following are highlights of key presentations from the "We Count 2006" Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2006. See the event website for the complete video blog.

Election Day Rapid Response: Jon Simon & Jerry Adams



Election Integrity Music Videos

Every movement needs its music. Find the songs that express the soul of our movement here.

Chessmaster Plays Ohio

Music, lyrics, graphics, performance by Laramie Crocker

Chessmaster Plays Ohio

Click here to see and hear: REST IN PEACE

1776 - 2004
Rest in Peace
The American Democratic Experiment

How do you know your vote's been cast?
How do you know your vote's been counted?
"You don't."

"Democracy is too important to be left to the people."

"These machines are secure and reliable.
These machines are failsafe"

We have machines to count the vote.

"Anyone who talks about voter fraud
is a Conspiracy Theorist"

Chessmaster, make your play

Move your Bishop down to Washington
Queen's Knight to Florida
King's Castle to Ohio
Pawns forward
Pawns forward

"Democracy is too important to be left to the people."
"Democracy is too important to be left to the people."

"Now anyone who says there is some kinda voter fraud going on
is some kinda tin-hat, nutcase, Conspiracy Theorist."

"We have complete confidence in these machines,
They are very reliable
cross-checked for safety
These direct voting machines are completely reliable.
Totally trustworthy"

As CEO of Diebold
"I'm committed to helping Ohio deliver its Electoral votes
to President Bush next year."

Chessmaster, make your play

Pawns forward
Queen's Knight to Florida
King's Castle to Ohio

Checkmate
Checkmate

Chessmaster

Move your Bishop down to Washington
Queen's Knight to Florida
King's Castle to Ohio
King's Castle to Ohio

Checkmate

"Game Over"

Visit Laramie Crocker's home page: http://laramiecrocker.com/

Electronic Voting Machine: A Song By Peter Tracy


Click here to watch the music video


"Electronic Voting Machine"
(Music and Lyrics by Peter Tracy)







You know Bush stole his first election
Though the popular vote went to Gore
Everybody wondered how he did it
When he stole it again in '04
Yes Bush stole two elections
He stole them and got away clean
He did it with the help of
The electronic voting machine

Chorus
It’s a facist’s secret weapon
It’s a neocon’s wet dream
People, we gotta get rid of
the electronic voting machine

A lot of cities and states have banned them
California should ban them too
‘cuz voting machines can ge easily rigged
That’s what they’re made to do
The neocon’s stated agenda
Doesn’t include you and me
With no oversight and no paper trail
Say goodby to democracy

Chorus
It’s a facist’s secret weapon
It’s a neocon’s wet dream
People, we gotta get rid of
the electronic voting machine

Now we got more nukes than anyone else
It’s an undisputed fact,
That neocons would love to try out
on North Korea, Iran and Iraq
These nuts can’t wait for the rapture –
so they ain’t afraid of World War 3
Those voting machines are controlled by them
And that’s what’s worryin’ me.

(Chorus)



Educational House Party Video Series

Take Action to help educate your friends and neighbors with one of these houseparty video collections. These collections are customized for mixed, progressive, and activist audiences. Host a Houseparty and get the word out! See more information and resources here.

Mixed Audiences

Use this series for mixed audiences of all political persuasions.

Election Defense Action Educational Houseparty Video Series 1

HELP AMERICA VOTE ON PAPER

This 18 minute Citizen Call to Action produced by the Ecological Options Network, will give you all the information you need to understand why we face an unprecedented crisis to our democracy from electronic voting. It will help you see the corporate and official corruption that has privatized vote counting and shut down public scrutiny of elections, the deplorable security of the electronic systems, and it explains the steps YOU can take to end these wholly unacceptable conditions and reclaim your democracy.


COURT TV NEWS: CRIER WIRE
DEFENDING OUR DEMOCRACY II (JULY 11, 2006)

Carolyn Crier reports on Court TV News on the utter disaster and insecurity in our election system. The report focuses on how unauthorized "sleepovers" (where poll workers take voting machines home for days and weeks before the election) invalidate the certification of these machines under state and federal standards and laws. The primary election on June 6th in which Brian Bilbray was declared the "winner" is therefore completely illegal and invalid. Concerned citizens have been hit with at $150,000 bill to even have the paper records examined (and counted) properly and legally for the first time.


COURT TV NEWS: CRIER WIRE
MAKING YOUR VOTE COUNT (JUNE 20, 2006)

Remarking on the passage of the National Voting Rights Act, Crier interviews RFK, Jr. and Brad Friedman about the serious vote supression problems still plaguing our election system and the way electronic voting has intensified the crisis rather than bring solutions.


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
"SECRET" VOTING SYSTEM SOFTWARE (JUNE 6, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
SMARTMATIC & SEQUOIA (JUNE 8, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
RETURNING TO PAPER BALLOTS (JUNE 13, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
VOTING EQUIPMENT SLEEPOVERS (JUNE 26, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
BRENNAN CENTER REPORT (JUNE 27, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS & VOTING EQUIPMENT (JUNE 29, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
LACK OF FEDERAL STANDARDS (JULY 10, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
DRE RELIABILITY: FAILURE BY DESIGN? (JULY 11, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ON VOTING SYSTEM STANDARDS (JULY 21, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
CFIUS REVIEWS SEQUOIA OWNERSHIP (JULY 25, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
NO PAPER RECORD IN MARYLAND (JULY 26, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
PROBLEMS IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO (JULY 27, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
BALLOT PROGRAMMING ERRORS IN IOWA (JULY 31, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
VOTING MACHINES ON EBAY (AUGUST 14, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
STATE LEVEL LITIGATION (AUGUST 15, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
ESI CUYAHOGA REPORT (AUGUST 16, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
BRAVE NEW BALLOT (AUGUST 21, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
PINELLAS COUNTY FLORIDA 'TESTING' (AUGUST 22, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
DIFFERING STANDARDS IN MARYLAND & CALIFORNIA (AUGUST 24, 2006)


CITIZEN PATRIOTS DEMAND ELECTION INTEGRITY
AND A FAIR COUNT IN SAN DIEGO'S CA 50 (BUSBY/BILBRAY)

Take Action as a Voter

  • Contact your voting registrar or county clerk.
  • Are you registered on the central data base?
  • How do you get access to election day observation?
  • Write your registrar or county clerk with a cc to the State Secretary of State and ask what they are doing to protect the accurate counting of your vote.
  • Become a pollwatcher. Check the guidelines at your local voting site.
  • Contact one of the election complaint hotlines and report irregularities or known wrong doings. (See Voter Resources link)
  • If you vote with an absentee ballot, photocopy the ballot and the secrecy envelope and keep it on file.



Take Action as a Volunteer

  • Go to www.ElectionDefenseAction.org and sign up for the following areas
  • Legal professionals for research or precinct presence
  • Statistical researchers
  • Media organizers and communications
  • Demonstration organizers and supporters
  • Law enforcement contacts

  • Take Action as a House Party Host

  • Go to www.ElectionDefenseAlliance.org and click on Host A House Party
  • Invite up to 15 people, all political persuasions welcome, to view a set of on-line video clips and foster a discussion.
  • Encourage attendees to take at least one action from this set of actions.

Progressives

Use this collection to activate progressives as to the extreme danger we face of losing our democracy.

Election Defense Action Educational Houseparty Video Series 2

HELP AMERICA VOTE ON PAPER

This 18 minute Citizen Call to Action produced by the Ecological Options Network, will give you all the information you need to understand why we face an unprecedented crisis to our democracy from electronic voting. It will help you see the corporate and official corruption that has privatized vote counting and shut down public scrutiny of elections, the deplorable security of the electronic systems, and it explains the steps YOU can take to end these wholly unacceptable conditions and reclaim your democracy.


COURT TV NEWS: CRIER WIRE
DEFENDING OUR DEMOCRACY II (JULY 11, 2006)

Carolyn Crier reports on Court TV News on the utter disaster and insecurity in our election system. The report focuses on how unauthorized "sleepovers" (where poll workers take voting machines home for days and weeks before the election) invalidate the certification of these machines under state and federal standards and laws. The primary election on June 6th in which Brian Bilbray was declared the "winner" is therefore completely illegal and invalid. Concerned citizens have been hit with at $150,000 bill to even have the paper records examined (and counted) properly and legally for the first time.




COURT TV NEWS: CRIER WIRE
MAKING YOUR VOTE COUNT (JUNE 20, 2006)

Remarking on the passage of the National Voting Rights Act, Crier interviews RFK, Jr. and Brad Friedman about the serious vote supression problems still plaguing our election system and the way electronic voting has intensified the crisis rather than bring solutions.


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
"SECRET" VOTING SYSTEM SOFTWARE (JUNE 6, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
SMARTMATIC & SEQUOIA (JUNE 8, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
RETURNING TO PAPER BALLOTS (JUNE 13, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
VOTING EQUIPMENT SLEEPOVERS (JUNE 26, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
BRENNAN CENTER REPORT (JUNE 27, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS & VOTING EQUIPMENT (JUNE 29, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
LACK OF FEDERAL STANDARDS (JULY 10, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
DRE RELIABILITY: FAILURE BY DESIGN? (JULY 11, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ON VOTING SYSTEM STANDARDS (JULY 21, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
CFIUS REVIEWS SEQUOIA OWNERSHIP (JULY 25, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
NO PAPER RECORD IN MARYLAND (JULY 26, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
PROBLEMS IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO (JULY 27, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
BALLOT PROGRAMMING ERRORS IN IOWA (JULY 31, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
VOTING MACHINES ON EBAY (AUGUST 14, 2006)


CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
STATE LEVEL LITIGATION (AUGUST 15, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
PINELLAS COUNTY FLORIDA 'TESTING' (AUGUST 22, 2006)



CNN'S LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: DEMOCRACY AT RISK
DIFFERING STANDARDS IN MARYLAND & CALIFORNIA (AUGUST 24, 2006)



CITIZEN PATRIOTS DEMAND ELECTION INTEGRITY
AND A FAIR COUNT IN SAN DIEGO'S CA 50 (BUSBY/BILBRAY)


Take Action as a Voter

  • Contact your voting registrar or county clerk.
  • Are you registered on the central data base?
  • How do you get access to election day observation?
  • Write your registrar or county clerk with a cc to the State Secretary of State and ask what they are doing to protect the accurate counting of your vote.
  • Become a pollwatcher. Check the guidelines at your local voting site.
  • Contact one of the election complaint hotlines and report irregularities or known wrong doings. (See Voter Resources link)
  • If you vote with an absentee ballot, photocopy the ballot and the secrecy envelope and keep it on file.



Take Action as a Volunteer

  • Go to www.ElectionDefenseAction.org and sign up for the following areas
  • Legal professionals for research or precinct presence
  • Statistical researchers
  • Media organizers and communications
  • Demonstration organizers and supporters
  • Law enforcement contacts

  • Take Action as a House Party Host

  • Go to www.ElectionDefenseAlliance.org and click on Host A House Party
  • Invite up to 15 people, all political persuasions welcome, to view a set of on-line video clips and foster a discussion.
  • Encourage attendees to take at least one action from this set of actions.

Activists

Use this series if your invitees are already aware of the danger we face but need to understand some of the specific actions to take to reclaim democracy in the upcoming election.

Election Defense Action Educational Houseparty Video Series 3

HELP AMERICA VOTE ON PAPER

This 18 minute Citizen Call to Action produced by the Ecological Options Network, will give you all the information you need to understand why we face an unprecedented crisis to our democracy from electronic voting. It will help you see the corporate and official corruption that has privatized vote counting and shut down public scrutiny of elections, the deplorable security of the electronic systems, and it explains the steps YOU can take to end these wholly unacceptable conditions and reclaim your democracy.



GREG PALAST: LOST VOTES


LARRY BENSKY: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MSM?



JONATHAN SIMON: EXIT POLLS



PROGRESSIVE TALK SHOW HOSTS: WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?



SAVE R VOTE: A SUCCESSFUL CITIZEN ELECTION MONITORING ACTIVITY


Take Action as a Voter

  • Contact your voting registrar or county clerk.
  • Are you registered on the central data base?
  • How do you get access to election day observation?
  • Write your registrar or county clerk with a cc to the State Secretary of State and ask what they are doing to protect the accurate counting of your vote.
  • Become a pollwatcher. Check the guidelines at your local voting site.
  • Contact one of the election complaint hotlines and report irregularities or known wrong doings. (See Voter Resources link)
  • If you vote with an absentee ballot, photocopy the ballot and the secrecy envelope and keep it on file.



Take Action as a Volunteer
  • Go to www.ElectionDefenseAction.org and sign up for the following areas
  • Legal professionals for research or precinct presence
  • Statistical researchers
  • Media organizers and communications
  • Demonstration organizers and supporters
  • Law enforcement contacts

  • Take Action as a House Party Host
  • Go to www.ElectionDefenseAlliance.org and click on Host A House Party
  • Invite up to 15 people, all political persuasions welcome, to view a set of on-line video clips and foster a discussion.
  • Encourage attendees to take at least one action from this set of actions.

A Paper Trail Is Not a Ballot

A paper trail tells the voter their vote was recorded correctly" -- FALSE

"Paper trails enable recounts and audits" -- In theory, perhaps. In practice, practically never.


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Arizona Election Wars

An investigation into vote-rigging in Pima County, AZ has progressed to a lawsuit with court-ordered discovery. Learn about the "peek and sneak" backdoor into the Diebold GEMS election tabulator and how EDA investigators are cracking the case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beSuvT5Klko

Be the Media with DIY Viral Video

How to Upload E I Videos to YouTube.com

Get a YouTube Account and Start Posting from the EDA TV Video Collection

by Jeremy Lewis

Step 1. Create an account by clicking "Sign up" (the link is near the upper right hand corner of the page)

Step 2. Click on "My Account"

Step 3. Click "Upload New Video". Before you get to upload your first video it will ask for email confirmation. You will receive an email with a confirmation link. After clicking the link it will take a few minutes for their server to recognize that your account has been confirmed.

Step 4. Click "My Videos"

Step 5. Click "Upload Video"

Step 6. Fill out the Video Form, be sure to include tags (key words related to the video)
Example of tags: Election Defense Alliance

Step 7. Click "Continue"

Step 8. Choose a file by clicking "Browse"

Step 9. Make sure Broadcast is set to "Public"

Step 10. Click "Upload video"

* More help with YouTube.com can be found at http://www.google.com/support/youtube/

* Note:
Maximum file size 100 MB.
Maximum length: 10 minutes.

Videos can be split up into parts.
With organization authorization EDA can apply for a Director Account http://www.youtube.com/director that would allow for unlimited media length.

Clint Curtis - Walking for Democracy

A short interview about Clint's project to verify the vote counts in his race

www.youtube.com/watch

 

Commander 'n Thief Trailer


Commander 'n Thief DVD trailer
Click here to view Commander 'N Thief trailer

If you like what you see and want to get the entire 70-minute documentary on DVD, click here to order at the EDA Store

Many think this is an "old" issue. It has taken two years to get access to the evidence that Republicans stole the presidential election in Ohio. This film presents hard evidence of what was done, and how it was done. Any citizen who fails to grasp what happened in Ohio and in other parts of the nation in 2004 should prepare themselves for the loss of our democracy, and in very short order. -- "Negenthropic" -- Viewer comment on the You Tube trailer

Congress votes corporations the right to keep vote counting secret

Trade secrecy "rights" prevail over voters' right to know how the ballots are counted


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Ion Sancho on the Unacceptable State of American Elections

Ion Sancho, election director of Leon County, Florida, on the unacceptable state of American elections, currently conducted with computerized voting machines of private e-voting vendors, running trade secret software.

Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

Ion Sancho, Hero of Democracy


John Russell and Mark Adams - St. Petersburg Peace Rally

YouTube video Link to John Russell and Mark Adams speaking at St. Petersburg peace rally on March 17, 2007 - Topics - Why we are still at war when the vast majority of Americans are against it and what you can do about it.

Click here for YouTube Link

Rep. Holt: Why Are Elections Reserved to the States?

What Rush Holt (author of HR 811) seems not to understand about US democracy.
Rush Holt addresses questions about his election reform bill, H.R. 811, at a town meeting.

The Princeton Diebold TS Hack on Video

It seems every week there's another voting machine hack demonstration video playing on the Web.

This one, performed by a team of Princeton researchers on a Diebold TS machine, is the most thorough yet in explaining how malicious code intended to steal elections can be planted on a voting machine in a few minutes, then proliferate like a virus spreading from one machine to another until an entire county or state election system is captive to a vote-rigging program resident in the machines that leaves no detectable trace of its presence, while altering the outcome of elections.

Thanks to Velvet Revolution for buying a stray TS machine on the open market and making it available for this demonstration.

You may also click here for video on the Princeton site.



Election Integrity Comedy Channel

When you truly face the absurdity of corporate control of democracy you will laugh. Then you must get to work. But take a break with these excursions into the hilarious world of completely hackable election machinery and the sham election system currently in place.

Give Us Our Ballots Back

Hack Demo: 1 screwdriver, 1 USB flashdrive, 1 Diebold TS and 5 minutes (Marty Kaplan, 8 mins.)

How-to-Hack-a-Diebold TS












Interviews with Officials, Vendors and Newsmakers

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Ion Sancho: Leon County Florida Election Supervisor and HERO!

Click here for video link

Collected Radio and TV coverage of Electronic Voting

Solarbus Election Justice Center has a new page of links and files for "Radio and TV coverage of the Electronic Voting Scandal."

Click here: Solarbus Multimedia Links