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Who is your e-machine voting for? UnCounted offers disturbing anwers

Recently the Secretaries of State in all fifty states received subpoenas in the National Clean Election lawsuit, according to Bernie Ellis, founder of the Nashville based group, Gathering to Save our Democracy. There is still time, Ellis said, to require a paper trail for the 2008 election.

uncounted-art.jpg“The lawsuit aims to establish that all computer systems (or other systems) which hide the ballots from the people for even a short period of time before the count is accomplished and the results are posted – are unconstitutional…The lawsuit argues persuasively … that the use of computer and machine election systems violate each citizen’s right to vote, as defined at least twice by the Supreme Court of the United States. ”

– Jim Condit Jr., NetworkAmerica.

The reason for the push to have paper verified elections is evident in the recently released documentary, UNCOUNTED, by David Earnhardt. The film will make its Clarksville debut Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. the Unitarian Universalist fellowship on Highway 41A South. The event is free.

Uncounted proposes that the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 – and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial film examines in factual, logical, and startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials provide proof.

The film also reviews extensive cases of mechanical errors, lost votes, voters turned away from polls, incomplete ballots and the installation of uncertified software into voting machines reported from across the nation.

“I cannot think of anything more important than to save the core of our democracy — the vote!” — David Earnhardt

Clarksville is hosting a premiere showing of UNCOUNTED, the movie. It is an explosive documentary that aims to change how we feel about the way votes are counted in America. After the film, there will be questions and answers with filmmaker David Earnhardt and Bernie Ellis.

Bernie Ellis started the group, Gathering to Save our Democracy, in 2005 with the purpose of making elections verifiable. Without a paper trail, computer voting machines have no way of being checked. The movie offers testimony by computer programmer, Clinton Curtis, who was employed to write an undetectable voting machine hacking program. It provides reasonable doubt as to the protection of our electronic votes.

“I heard Bernie Ellis talk in 2005 and I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to hear him again”, says Jim Palmer of Clarksville.

Unitarian Universalist and Clarksville Freethinker Beth Robinson says about this issue, “Denying people the right to vote is something that has to be battled all the time”. Beth is one of the people bringing this premiere to Clarksville.

The show is hosted by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, ClarksvilleOnLine and the Clarksville Freethinkers, this movie premier with Questions and Answers will be held at 3053 Highway 41A South (Madison South, 1.9 miles past Wal Mart) in Clarksville. The event is free. DVD’s will be available for purchase . Call (931) 920-5390 for info.

Debbie Boen
Debbie Boen
Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter's choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.

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