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Uncounted - The New Math of American Elections

Sunday, March 02, 2008
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Event Type:
Mary Mancini
Location Details:
Red Vic
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

The historic Red Vic Movie House on Haight Street will play host to four screenings of the new film, UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections, on Sunday, March 2. UNCOUNTED is a feature-length documentary that exposes numerous threats to the core of our democracy - our right to vote.

UNCOUNTED, written, produced, and directed by multiple Emmy award-winner David Earnhardt, examines how the fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater election fraud in 2006 and now looms as an unbridled threat in 2008. San Francisco has seen the threat to the integrity of the election process first hand having just settled a lawsuit with electronic voting machine manufacturer, ES&S. UNCOUNTED addresses the issue of electronic voting as well as other systemic problems that plague our nation's elections and thus disenfranchise voters - Jim Crow-like voter suppression, voter intimidation, undervoting, provisional balloting, and the the privatization of the election process.

"California is a critical part of the UNCOUNTED story," says Earnhardt. "California is where one man with everything to lose blew the whistle on the illegal activities of Diebold, one of the biggest makers of voting machines in America." That man, Steve Heller, is one of three "whistle blowers" profiled who transform the movie from a well-deserved indictment of our election system into an uplifting story of American patriots hellbent on doing the right thing. Also included is computer programmer Clint Curtis, who is directed by his boss to create software that will "flip" votes from one candidate to another, and Utah County Clerk Bruce Funk, who is locked out of his office for raising questions about security flaws in electronic voting machines.

The San Francisco screenings of UNCOUNTED are sponsored by Green 960AM. Additional support comes from Voting Rights Task Force, a group committed to secure, open, and verifiable elections, and Election Defense Alliance, a democratic, participatory organization bringing together election integrity activists from across the country.

Screening times are at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:15 pm, and 9:30 pm on Sunday, March 2, at the Red Vic, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117.

A post-film question and answer session featuring the filmmaker, David Earnhardt, will follow each screening.
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