INN World Report interviews Brad Friedman, creator of BRAD BLOG
Friedman: 'The American Center for Voting Rights is a scam from top to bottom'
By David Edwards on 8/12/2005, 6:23pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Brad Friedman, creator of BRAD BLOG, appeared this week on I.N.N. World Report in a segment titled "the ACVR another GOP scam?".

Host, Lenny Charles, interviewed Brad about his series of articles reporting on the phony voting rights group, American Center for Voting Right (ACVR). Brad explained how ACVR was created by high-level GOP operatives and then appeared only days later to testify at a Republican hearing designed to cover up election fraud at the hands of Republicans in Ohio.

In his closing remarks, Brad focused on protecting citizen's voting rights and repairing faults in our election systems...

We need to demand transparency in our election system. If we are going to use computerized voting, we need to have a paper ballot created with every vote cast. Period. So that we can go back and recount these votes and make sure that our elections are accurate.

We have to stop using secret software counting votes which are run by companies who are huge supporters of the Republican party who don't release their source code. We have no idea how our votes are being counted, if they are being being counted, or if the count is accurate in any way.

We need to stand up for democracy in America. It's incredible that America needs a pro-democracy movement now but it does. We need to make noise because the corporate mainstream media is ignoring the issue and it's incredibly damaging to our democracy.

Watch the video report from the INN World Report main page or launch it directly from here. (or download directly if needed)

For more information on the "non-partisan" tax-exempt ACVR scam and the snakeoil salesmen who invented it, Bush/Cheney '04 National General Counsel Mark F. "Thor" Hearne and RNC Communications Director Jim Dyke, please see BRAD BLOG's full Special Coverage of the "American Center for Voting Rights" at