Live From Main Street
Tour the country in a series of town hall events hosted by Laura Flanders and find out what really matters to everyday Americans this election season.
posted Jul 30, 2008
, a weeklong virtual town hall series, kicked-off on September 29. Each day, Live From Main Street's virtual town hall featured Ohio citizens and news to a national audience through televised, print and online stories. ( Live From Main Street's Columbus town hall Scroll down to learn more about the Live From Main Street series.)
In November, one quarter of the country will be voting on paperless electronic voting machines. Yet, questions have emerged about partisan contractors programming the machines that will count the vote. And come election day, it may not be possible to conduct a recount in a number of swing states if the vote is close. Why? There will be no paper ballets to verify the vote.
The session above focuses on what we can do and how we can ensure our vote is not stolen. Speakers include Steven Rosenfeld, senior fellow at AlterNet and the author of Count My Vote: A Citizen's Guide to Voting, Deanna Zandt, media technologist and consultant to the Hightower Lowdown, and Bo Lipari, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting. Follow the virtual town hall series on voting. Voter turnout in the 2008 primaries is at an all time high with young people registering to vote in unprecedented numbers. After two presidential elections with widespread voter disenfranchisement and many, including Ohio election officials, reporting that Ohio's voting system remains flawed—will every vote will get counted this year? Read Laura Flander's blog on voting here: Protecting the Vote Hit Play to watch a clip from the first Live from Main Street episode from Minneapolis.
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