There is a film showing tonight in Chicago called UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections.  Fair elections is the most important topic in my opinion, because I firmly believe Democrats won the presidency in both 200 and 2004, but the elections were stolen.  There is a recommended diary about voter misinformation via Robo-calls up right now and this follows the news yesterday about the Supreme Court upholding Indiana's new voter disenfranchisement registration law.  

Some background about why this movie is important to me and the screening details after the jump...  

After the 2004 election, I traveled with some friends to Columbus, Ohio to witness the hearings about voter fraud in Ohio.  That trip changed me forever.  I was amazed at the hundreds of stories being told about voter suppression and was shocked at the videos of long lines of african american voters standing in the cold and rain for hours because Ken Blackwell only gave 2 or 3 voting machines for a large precinct.  There were so many people testifying that overflow rooms were set up and there was live testimony in one room while in several rooms people gave 'video affidavits'.  This went on for two long days.  I had been an election judge in Chicago for 6 years at that point, so this was a topic of interest to me, but I was unprepared for how these hearings would affect me.

Tonight is the Chicago screening, but there are several screenings coming up in the Northwest (WA and OR) very soon.  You can also arrange for a screening near you.

Please Join Us for a
Special Screening of

UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections
A Film by David Earnhardt

"...powerful and persuasive..."  -  Howard Zinn, Author, "A People's History of the United States"

"If you only see one documentary this year, find a way to see 'Uncounted' ".  -  Cole Smithey, Film Critic

"Very powerful.  Clear and succinct.  This film is urgent viewing
if you care about democracy and the integrity of the electoral process."  -  Robert Koehler, Syndicated Columnist, Tribune Media Services

Watch the Trailer

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Landmark's Century - Chicago, IL.
2828 N. Clark St.
7:00 pm
Sponsored by: WCPT 820AM - Chicago's Progressive Talk Radio
Hosted by:  Progressive Democrats of America and Illinois Ballot Integrity Project
Q&A with filmmaker David Earnhardt and Tribune Media Services Syndicated Columnist Bob Koehler

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the voting booth, along comes an explosive 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. UNCOUNTED examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S.

UNCOUNTED is a wakeup call to all Americans. As we approach the decisive election of 2008,  UNCOUNTED will change how you feel about the way votes are counted in America.

here is the trailer on YouTube!

Originally posted to MJ via Chicago on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 11:16 AM PDT.

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