Caught On Tape! The Fix Is In!


…is a new online video about America's flawed voting process by freelance journalist Lynn Landes, producer of  The video begins with a now-infamous clip of Republican Congressman Peter King (NY-R) on the White House lawn just before the 2004 presidential election.  "The election is over. We won." (Reporter's voice, "How do you know that?")  "It's all over, but the counting.  And we'll take care of the counting," King boasts. 


In this 13-minute video Landes strongly urges all political candidates to wait to concede their races until they or their supporters have verified election results through the collection of voter affidavits or signed statements in some or all precincts.  She calls these efforts, "Parallel Elections".  The Landes film warns viewers that election officials and voting machine companies can easily manipulate votes and not get caught.  They accomplish this through the use of the secret ballot, voting machines, and by absentee or early voting.  


"It wasn't always this way," she notes. In the first half of our nation's history, Landes points out, elections in America were open and observable. There were no secret ballots or absentee voting or voting by machines.  It was only after the Civil War, as the right to vote expanded to African Americans, that the voting process itself began to recede from public view and meaningful oversight. 


To view video:  Contact:  Lynn Landes, freelance journalist, Philadelphia, PA, 215-629-3553