Electoral System in Crisis
Electoral System in Crisis

         Holler Back - [not] Voting in an American Town

 

An Electoral System in Crisis is an investigative project exploring systemic problems with our elections that deter participation. Our current report is a 39-page independent in-depth investigation of the accuracy and security of U.S. electronic voting equipment.

We are currently continuing our investigation into the potential manipulation of electronic voting equipment.

From the report:
"A large and growing body of research provides convincing evidence that U.S. electronic voting equipment in many parts of the country may not be counting votes accurately. This could be due to malfunctioning computer equipment that in 43 states is over a decade old, and long past its natural life. However, in many cases, the data points toward fraud as a likely explanation."

Our company utilizes a variety of mediums for maximum impact. 

Our first project was a documentary film called, Holler Back - [not] Voting in an American Town . The film focuses on entrenched problems with U.S. elections that lead to low voter turnout: from the twisted complexities of the electoral college to easily hackable voting equipment. The film won Best Documentary at the 2008 Sunscreen Film Festival and aired on Link TV. It screened at film festivals across the country including the Women’s International Film FestivalThe Philadelphia Film Festival, Ohio’s “We The People” Fest, The Trenton Film Festival and The Seattle True Independent Film Festival.  We created a nation-wide event to motivate youth turnout by screening at colleges from Harvard to Alaska. 

We are currently in post production on a new documentary. "The Freedom Cage – Part 1 #OccupyWallStreet" charts the creation and disruption of Occupy Wall Street. The film’s intimate access to core members of the Occupy movement provides a candid window into the passion that both fueled and sabotaged their momentum; while detailing the relentless surveillance and brutal arrests by Police and federal agencies that systematically dismantled and ultimately shut down the protests. The verite’ narrative provides an in-depth examination of Occupy’s legacy, how its message began with a group of Anarchist radicals, sowed the seeds for Black Lives Matter and is now influencing mainstream American politics.

Future projects on the drawing board include

  • public service announcements about voter suppression
  • participatory civics classes for young people
  • an app to connect non-voters with mentors

Please donate to support our projects, and visit us at www.electoralsystemincrisis.org

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Future Plans

  • Documentary: The Freedom Cage
  • Public service announcements about voter suppression
  • Participatory civics classes for young people
  • An app to connect non-voters with voting mentors