Hacking Democracy

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.

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