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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:
James Naughton ... Narrator (voice)
Bev Harris Bev Harris ... Self - Founder - Black Box Voting
Deanie Lowe Deanie Lowe ... Self - Supervisor of Elections - Volusia Co. Florida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harri Hursti Harri Hursti ... Self - Computer Security Analyst
Mark Radke Mark Radke ... Self - Marketing Director - Diebold Inc. (archive footage)
Ion Sancho Ion Sancho ... Self - Supervisor of Elections - Leon County - Florida
Andy Stephenson Andy Stephenson ... Self - Associate Director - Black Box Voting
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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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Every vote counts. Those three words lie at the heart of democracy. But what if they are not completely true? See more »

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Narrator: How can a computer that is suppose to protect the votes of you and me, count backwards to give the candidate negative votes? Either is was an error or someone had tried to rig the election.
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Conspiracy theorists dream
2 November 2006 | by john_boogieSee all my reviews

The story of mass voter fraud done by computer nerds. If this is true, it's probably one of the scariest things ever. Not scary like the wolfman scary, but scary because it's real.

This shows that it was actually legitimately possible that the entire presidential election was rigged. With simple hacking or computer programing by a company run by a republican and supported by republicans turning the output toward a republican candidate.

It completely explains the negative vote totals that Kerry received in some districts in the last election. Instead of stuffing the ballot box, technology allows to start one person possibly negative 10,000 votes with the other guy up 10,000 ... unfortunately Kerry didn't get the number of votes required to bring the negative vote back to zero.

This is pretty big. If it is true.


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English

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2 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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