Hacking Democracy

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The documentary, first broadcast on HBO throughout November & December
2006, exposes the dangers of voting machines used during America’s mid
term and presidential elections. Electronic voting machines count
approximately 90% of America’s votes in county, state and federal
elections. The technology is also increasingly being used across the
world, including in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Latin
America. Filmed over three years this expos’ follows the
investigations of a team of citizen activists and hackers as they take
on the electronic voting industry, targeting the Diebold corporation.

“Hacking Democracy” uncovers incendiary evidence from the trash cans
of Texas to the ballot boxes of Ohio, exposing secrecy, votes in the
trash, hackable software and election officials rigging the
presidential recount.

Ultimately proving our votes can be stolen without a trace “Hacking
Democracy” culminates in the famous ‘Hursti Hack’; a duel between the
Diebold voting machines and a computer hacker from Finland – with
America’s democracy at stake.

Hacking Democracy, 9.8 out of 10 based on 40 ratings

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  • Zenqi

    If you vote in America, this is the most important documentary you will watch. The final twenty minutes is chilling. If something drastic doesn’t change, I’ll never bother voting ever again.

  • http://www.daily-hacks.com Bo Lettieri

    I hope you had a great day! i found this article very well writen, i will subscribe to your feed to stay updated.

  • http://twitter.com/panthera_f panthera f

    The greatest rigged democracy. 

  • Kongkakingchongcha

    @1:16:00 The women’s face looked like not just been lied to but got her rights stolen. Wow… Americans should watch this.

  • Anonymous

    How do you think Bush took Florida, and then later Ohio? He took it like this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S5REUQSOWFJYSUFBX3PVPS2FUU Fiasco Fanatic

    Great documentary, I think this is something that anyone who votes period should watch.

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  • Servant

    This documentary further validates my theory, this is not our game its all theirs to control. We have been High-jacked and most are asleep to this. Ron Paul can help you wake up!

  • Maarten

    WTF OMG the master application was MS Access based. I wouldn’t even trust there technology with my address book. Dont even use a freaken runtime program on one computer. Since all that you compile and distribute can and will be hacked. And of course don’t run the application on a dated windows XP laptop. 10 to one i does not have adequate firewall protection, virus protection etc.

    A clear example why the government needs proper IT personnel and can not mindlessly outsource all critical expertise.

    The CEO of the company is obvious a dinosaur from a previous age who has no idea what his company is selling. As a programmer i would instantly quit my job if this was the expected output quality.

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  • Natalie

    The counties in this documentary remind me so much of The US Virgin Islands…we have so many similar problems: weird voting results, such as votes for candidates running only in one district being registered in another district, suspicious and secretive actions of elections officials and we even have the mysterious Matthew Lilly who is president of the Donaher voting machines we use and is whose presence seems to be a requirement of every VI election, and ah, yes, despite the law passed to buy new machines with voter-verifiable paper trails, we are still stuck this election with the same old machines…..same old machines…same old results? We’ll see!