Does every vote count?in France it does... but does it in Bushland ?

Documentary film alleges there are serious discrepancies with the election process in the U.S.
By GORDON GLANTZ, Times Herald Managing Editor
JENKINTOWN — So you think voting is the sacred right of every American above the age of 18?
That is what we are told.
An 80-minute documentary — produced, written and directed by David Earnhardt — strives to present compelling evidence to the contrary.
The film makes its only visit to the county, not to mention the state, Wednesday — just six days before the seminal primary showdown in the Democratic presidential race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — at the Hiway Theatre at 212 Old York Road in Jenkintown at 7:30 p.m.

The screening is hosted by the Election Reform Network — with additional support from the Progressive Democrats of America — and will be followed by a question and answer session with Earnhardt.
The aim of the documentary — a self-described “wakeup call to all Americans” — is to expose startling voting irregularities in the 2004 and 2006 elections.
The allegations are backed up by interviews with whistleblowers and election experts speaking on subjects ranging from “Jim Crow tactics” to electronic voting machine security breaches to manipulation in vote counting to across-the-board exit poll discrepancies.
Also illuminated is illegal behavior by a major voting machine manufacturer and the failings of the mainstream media.
Making extensive use of footage shot by “citizen journalists” and archival news footage, “Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections” begins with the disenfranchisement of voters in Ohio — which proved to be the difference, in terms of electoral votes, in Sen. John Kerry’s quest for the White House — that virtually flew under the radar.
“I was astounded that people across the country were forced to wait in lines as long as 15 hours to vote,” said Earnhardt, an Emmy Award winner, in a press release. “And it was in Democratic-leaning precincts across the board.
“People were still in lines in Ohio even after the election had been called for Bush. And the people in these long lines were mostly African American. To me, it looked like Jim Crow, pure and simple.”
After flashing back to 2000, when Florida’s election-night questions were scrutinized before the nation’s high court intervened, “Uncounted” focuses on the 2004 and 2006 elections and eventually indicts both parties while also revealing that elements within both can be part of the solution.
Earnhardt is also quoted as saying: “Not only do people need to be aware; they must also be vigilant.
The issue of integrity of our vote is something people take for granted; it’s part of our identity as a country and as individuals — and it’s (the) core, the essence of a democracy.
It’s the individual who has to be vigilant and protect these very ideals we have as a country — and nothing is more key to our freedom than the sanctity of the vote.”
For more information, visit www.UncountedtheMovie.com a

First published in By GORDON GLANTZ, Times Herald Managing Editor

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