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"Video: Make This One Count!"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... TiaL said on 11/3/2008 @ 4:57 pm PT...
Give us an update on the Connell hearing. I have been waiting for that.
You probably want to watch the top video at this link.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 11/3/2008 @ 6:31 pm PT...
That is such a GREAT video!! Disgraceful that such things are necessary in the Unites States of America.
But we are gonna WIN this!!
We are gonna WIN THIS TOGETHER!!!!!!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Vman said on 11/3/2008 @ 7:19 pm PT...
Ideas for Self Motivated Elecxtion Protectiuon 'Citizen' Video Coverage
Videographers can develop their own plan for participation as a citizen jounalist. Video-the-vote videographers can use this as well prior to being dispatched because of complaints received at the 1-866-OUR-VOTE election complaint hotline.
Or in the case of complete election meltdown.
Or in case the Videothevote.org data base is in error or you haven't signed up and want to help video the 2008 election process.
Go to videothevote.org - Resources Links - to educate yourself on what you NEED to know.
Vital Phone Numbers for Lawyers, non-partisan conduct guidelines, name tags, legal considerations (releases) etc.
Here are some ideas for videographers to self motivate their coverage.
1) Decide which county or counties you want to cover or suspect there may be problems.
2) Obtain a list and printout from the election board or county clerks office website of Voting/Polling Precints , usually a numbered list including the address for each polling station/precint.
3) Call local (county) political party headquarters in your county(s) of selected coverage.
Get a list from someone at the party headquarters of the precints that fit these criteria: large college student, minority, or low income or democratic voter populations, etc. Find out where votes are counted (usually the court house) and see if you can participate as an observer via the local party headquarters.
Speak with Communication Director (or leave a message - get their number) and give them your cell phone number (in effect making them also a dispatcher for you if there are problems).
Some political partys may have a better idea of early voting problems or have insight into which precints may benefit from non-partisan election coverage.
Go to Black BoxVoting.Org for tips on what to look for regarding memory tapes, seals etc.
4) Once you have your targeted list of precints, mapquest their locations and print maps.
On election day, visit a political party's headquarters and let them know you are available as a non partisan citizen video journalist in the area if problems arise. Again be sure they have your cell.
5) If you have a laptop and can capture and upload remotely:
Search: Free Wireless Access Town Name
Libraries, may have open wireless available outside on the street. Local coffee shops? etc.
Upload short and dynamic 30-60 second clips AVI or WMV 640X480 files at Videothevote.org
6) Make a game plan and go for it.
7) Bring folding camp chairs etc if lines are long for seniors etc. Hot chocolate, cold drinks, water etc. Don't forget your umbrellas and extra batteries, extension cords, ac adapters, and chargers. Tripods? There may be a nearby indoor location that may be sympathetic to conducting interviews. Check you audio.
PRO - TECH the vote!!!
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... TiaL said on 11/3/2008 @ 8:37 pm PT...
I saw the video, but did Mike Connell testify today?
V-man/ excellent tips, thank you so much for posting that. Succint, pro-active election day summation. I'll circulate wide throughout Florida State list-serv...
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... Kira said on 11/4/2008 @ 12:39 am PT...
Nothing much coming out about Mike Connell yet, although I found this at Portland Indymedia:
with John Michael Spinelli
In an email to OhioNewsBureau from one ePluribus Media researcher who had talked with Mr. Arnebeck following today's deposition, Mr. Connell was "very relaxed" but an "obstructionist" when it came time to answer Arnebecks questions about his role in 2004 and 2004 designing Ohio election computer systems, whether he had been threatened by Karl Rove to not implicate "Bush's Brain" in voting corruption practices during the last eight years and what he knew about Triad, a technology company hosting the voter registration databases of 55 of Ohio's 88 counties sources, and whether they stole votes from Democrat John Kerry to President Bush in Ohio, and maybe other states then and now, as some suspect happened in previous elections.
Long article at link.
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