The battle in Florida’s 13th congressional district rages on. Meanwhile, the 2008 presidential election is underway.
BTW, I agree with Karl Rove that the presidential wannabes may “develop a persona earlier and wear out their welcome earlier.”
In any case, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s decision to toss out the state’s paperless voting machines (and here) shows there’s some unfinished business from the 2000 presidential election, which exposed the underbelly of the nation’s electoral infrastructure.
George Santayana told us “those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The mainstream media's under-reporting of Florida’s past voting rights violations doomed us to the worst president in U.S. history.
I was determined to tell the story behind the story of the 2000 election debacle. So, I wrote and produced “Counting on Democracy.” The film, narrated by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, was aired on PBS stations nationwide.
Sadly, history is repeating itself. It’s clear from the 18,000 lost votes in Sarasota County that Florida election officials “learn nothing from history.”
Earlier this week, Sen. Bill Nelson, who brought an end to the political career of former Secretary of State Katherine Harris, introduced legislation that would make paperless voting history:
If Congress doesn’t get this done, I’m afraid our democracy could die from lack of legitimacy.
To sign a petition urging Congress to ban paperless voting, click here.
To view a clip from “Counting on Democracy,” click here.
To schedule a screening and talk with the filmmaker, please click here.