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Dan Rather Reports - The Trouble With Touchscreens 2007.08.14 HDNet DivX
A must-see for anyone interested in democracy and their right to vote in the United States.
Dan Rather Reports presents conclusive evidence of the failure of touch screen voting machines across the country. The episode, "The Trouble with Touch Screens", is an entire hour devoted to new information on this story. From scientists involved in testing the equipment, to manufacturers in third world countries who shipped these defective voting machines to the United States, Dan Rather Reports presents new information showing that these defective machines may have altered the outcome of multiple elections
This important and troubling documentary focuses on one aspect of problems with voting machines since the 2000 election: touch screen voting machines manufactured by ES&S. Dan Rather investigates the unreliability of these machines, widely used in florida since the 2000 election debacle.
The documentary explains how these machines are manufactured in the Philippines with defective touch screens, loose quality control, and low-paid workers who are afraid to report problems to their management. Rather goes on to explore the punch-card ballots that made a shambles of the 2000 election in florida, and interviews a group of former ES&S employees who worked at the facility which provided the paper ballots used in the voting machines.
These workers explain how they were ordered to use sub-standard paper and adjust the location of the punch-out "chads" to non-standard positions, which resulted in the now-infamous "hanging chads" and "pregnant chads."
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