I voted is a documentary on the alleged unsecured vote in South Carolina among other places. I didn’t know this, however, in South Carolina and other places (including Fla and Pa.) “paperless” voting machines are used. With these machines you cannot reconstruct votes, there is no record kept of the vote. According to the film-maker Jason Grant Smith website,
” Two years ago, I didn’t know anything about election administration. Like most people, I engaged in faith based voting, meaning I had faith that (for the most part), our voting system worked. That mindset changed in June 2010 when South Carolina experienced an odd voting irregularity and I felt compelled to learn more. Suddenly, I tumbled head first into the rabbit hole of American elections.
I discovered that South Carolina uses a touchscreen paperless system. And the Palmetto State isn’t alone. While transparency would seem like the hallmark of any functioning democracy, 24% of our country uses paperless systems that cannot be recounted, audited or publicly examined.
Trade protections also shield from public scrutiny the software installed in most of our paper based optical scan systems.
”We the People” own our elections. But how do we know our voting is safe & accurate?
When one stops to look at the mechanics of voting, what exactly takes place? What specific assurances do we have?
Find more on this film from Rob Groce blog here: http://summerville.patch.com/blog_posts/i-voted-documentary-in-final-production
Interesting stuff. TPC