Stealing America: Vote by Vote
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Stealing America: Vote by Vote
The 2000 presidential election -- marked by an extremely narrow margin of victory, troubles with ballots going missing, and mechanical problems with poorly designed paper ballots in the state of Florida -- led many pundits to debate how effective the mechanics of voting had become in America. However, many who have set out to "solve" these problems have in fact only made them worse; many commonly used electronic voting systems are significantly less accurate than their mechanical counterparts, a number of them offer no hard-copy backup of the votes cast, and one of the largest… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

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"Regardless of your politics, it's hard to dismiss the disturbing assertions of this cheaply made but powerful documentary."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"What Stealing America lacks in formal elegance it makes up for in important information that deserves far more compelling delivery, as does its call for a return to paper ballots."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"This is not so much a documentary ... as a recruiting tool. We never hear anything from the other side; and the film ends with a fulsome patriotic call to action."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"Amateurish but thorough with the tone of an ominous filmstrip. Right-wingers will cry "Paranoid!" but should we demand more neutrality from a film than we do of our elections?"
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"Anyone who doubts for a second that the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential elections were stolen by the Republicans using a methodical process of illegal machinations, should see this nightmare-inducing documentary on the subject."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Stealing America is basically a rallying tool for activists."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Stealing America: Vote by Vote is sobering. The film suggests that come Nov. 4, the votes of Republicans, Democrats and independents alike might not be counted fair and square."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"more likely to depress voters than to galvanize them."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The title is provocative and the timing is right for an examination of the elctorate process, but the data are tentative and anecdotal and the whole execution poor and clumsy."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Stealing America: Vote by Vote does for American democracy what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"It helps for a documentary about America's broken voting system to be flush with facts and outrage. But a little filmmaking wouldn't hurt, either."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory, and I'm more than willing to believe that Kerry really won. But Fadiman offers only circumstantial evidence when a smoking gun is needed."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's perhaps the year's most canny piece of propaganda... it soothes a sore spot, and it's very effective."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"If you need any more proof that a movie like Swing Vote is complete balderdash, with its fantasy about getting couch potatoes out to the polls as the cure-all for what ails America, then here is it."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"As much as they champion the notion that any election chicanery is bad for both parties, this is strictly another propaganda-laced lashing out at corporations and the Republicans who use them to steal elections."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
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