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Hacking Democracy (2006)

The film the voting machine corporations don't want you to see. HACKING DEMOCRACY follows investigator/grandmother, Bev Harris, and her citizen-activists as they set out to uncover how ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Bev Harris Bev Harris
Harri Hursti Harri Hursti
James Naughton ... Narrator
Mark Radke Mark Radke
Ion Sancho Ion Sancho
Andy Stephenson Andy Stephenson
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The film the voting machine corporations don't want you to see. HACKING DEMOCRACY follows investigator/grandmother, Bev Harris, and her citizen-activists as they set out to uncover how America counts its votes. Proving the votes can be stolen without a trace culminates in a duel between the Diebold corporation's voting machines and a computer hacker - with America's democracy at stake.

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UK

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English

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2 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Votergate See more »

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California, USA See more »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Scarier than a Wes Craven movie
17 May 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Commander Coconut stated in yesterday's Orlando Sentinel: "Have you seen the documentary Hacking Democracy? Truly frightening, scarier than a Wes Craven movie." Well, as a horror film lover, I was certainly interested, and I have to admit that I was scared shitless. Craven can definitely take tips from Simon Ardizzone and Russell Michaels on how to make a horror movie.

No, there was no blood or special effects, just a simple test of the voting system here in this country and the results that show we cannot be sure that our votes are truly counted.

If that doesn't scare the pants off you, then realize that this system is controlled by Republicans, and you can see that our country is truly headed down the toilet.

If you care about American democracy, or what is left of it, then you really need to see this documentary.


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