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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Last week we announced our partnership with YouTube and PBS for the Video Your Vote initiative. I’m happy to report that I was able to video my own (early) vote yesterday in Norwalk, CA at the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office alongside the star of our “famous” PSA. You can video YOUR vote by logging on to YouTube.

UPDATE: Check out Barnett’s post about how you can watch election officials count your vote in Arizona via webcam.

2 Responses to “Videoing Our Votes!”

  1. A peek at early voting in L.A. with Kirsten Dunst « California Faultline Says:

    [...] 22, 2008 · No Comments Jacob Soboroff from Why Tuesday? went with actress Kirsten Dunst to the Los Angeles County Registrars office, video camera in hand, [...]

  2. SSamuel Says:

    Record turnout, the emancipation of many disenfranchised voters, the 15% increase expected in voter turn out (totaling 140 million voters) is proof that the system by which we truly “count” every citizen’s vote needs to change.

    As we look and finally ask: Why doesn’t the system work? –largely brought to light in 2000 and 2004, we need to look deeper than just hanging and pregnant chads, but how and why was the system created as it was, and persists –not superficially skimming the obvious.
    The Rachel Maddow Show dug deep into the archives of film and seems to have touched on the idea that no one else has dared to divulge: there is political gain to be had by low voter turnout.

    Case in point: Bill Weyrich, Republican Activist and now founder of the Heritage Foundation, a decade ago explained it most succinctly when he said to audiences: “They want everybody to vote, I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now! As a matter of fact, our leverage in election, quite candidly, goes up as the voting populous go down.”

    To the gentlemen, Mr. Cuilla, I imagine the lovely middle class suburb where you grew up was not plastered with flyers coaxing you to vote on Nov. 5th, stamped with state seal to make it look official. In college were you told not to vote because it may affect your financial aid? Seem implausible? See recent news articles and broadcast media. Here in FL, according to one report hundreds of constitutional lawyers are manning polls to ensure voters (majority poor and of color) are not illegitimately turned away and disenfranchised…yet again.

    Let’s, at the very least, try to act like the best limousine liberal and walk in other’s shoes. You can still watch poll results with a martini with the feet up on the ottoman, I am.

    For archive: see attached

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As this is the 21st century you would think there would be a 24 hour online voting period. There is absolutely 0 need to go into a voting booth on a Tuesday.

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