The stakes are high in this year’s presidential election, and the race is expected to be very close. The 2000 and 2004 elections were decided on razor-thin margins, amidst controversy in Florida and Ohio. Irregularities with electronic voting machines, confusing ballots, and mysterious purges from the voter rolls have called into question Bush’s victory in the 2004 presidential election. Will 2008 be any different?
The evidence suggests that many voters have already been disenfranchised by election fraud and incompetence, and more and more Americans are concerned that their votes won’t count in 2008. If we don’t have faith in our most fundamental democratic right – suffrage – what does that say about the current state of American democracy?
As part of this special, Link will air Patty Sharaf's Murder, Spies, and Voting Lies, a film that exposes election fraud and the risks that electronic voting machines pose to our democratic system. Hosted by Danny Schechter, veteran journalist, media critic and editor of Mediachannel.org, and including an interview with Bob Fitrakis, an Ohio election fraud attorney, this Link TV special is a must-see before you head to the ballot box this November.
About the film: Murder, Spies, and Voting Lies
Clint Curtis was an everyday computer programmer in Florida until he was asked to create vote-rigging software for electronic voting machines. What happens to a guy at the wrong end of a smoking gun? In Murder, Spies, and Voting Lies, directed by Patty Sharaf, hear Curtis's story about being asked by Florida Republican Congressman Tom Feeney to manipulate voting machine software. While Curtis made these charges in a sworn affidavit, and in sworn testimony to a congressional committee, mainstream media have given scant attention to his story. Join journalist/blogger Brad Friedman as he pokes at the seamy side of our democracy.
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