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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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Cast

Credited cast:
James Naughton ... Narrator (voice)
Bev Harris Bev Harris ... Herself - Founder - Black Box Voting
Deanie Lowe Deanie Lowe ... Herself - Supervisor of Elections - Volusia Co. Florida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harri Hursti Harri Hursti ... Himself - Computer Security Analyst
Mark Radke Mark Radke ... Himself - Marketing Director - Diebold Inc. (archive footage)
Ion Sancho Ion Sancho ... Himself - Supervisor of Elections - Leon County - Florida
Andy Stephenson Andy Stephenson ... Himself - 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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You Can't Vote Them Out When The Fix Is In See more »

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States] | Official Site | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Votergate See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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Good to Hear
27 May 2008 | by Cockeymofo76See all my reviews

Hacking Democracy, to me, comes way out of left field, so when my friend recommended I was skeptical but willing to watch. The movie introduces you to voting fraud via a mother and some very dedicated watchdogs. The movie takes you through the personal fight of these people and never ceases to provide the big-picture as well.

Come to the movie with an open-mind and take the ride. The movie does a good job of not coming off as extreme or radical and constantly roots itself in the moment. The people who are fighting for a more open system are very easy to identify with, and overall the movie succeeds in its goals.

Hacking Democracy takes an extreme position, but does it with Apple Pie. 10/10


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