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May Day 2015, Report From Oakland California

Director Roger Hill covers a work stoppage and protest against police terror, organized by the International Longshore Workers Union chapter 10 one of the most socially conscious unions in the country. May Day Report for the Real News Network

Election Day Voter Suppression and Hints of Election Rigging in 2012 Presidential Election

Reports on Voter Suppression, Election Day 2012 from Struggle

  • Suspicious behavior in Cincinnati as poll workers not advising voters as to their correct precincts and pushing provisional votes on voters.  Provisional votes are easily dismissed because of harsh restrictions handed down from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, which shifts the onus of proof onto the voter, otherwise the vote is not counted.  Illegitimately purged voters who vote provisional won’t be counted.  Provisional ballots wrongly given to voters by poll workers either by mistake or design are also not counted.  Husted’s office has lost thousands of voter registrations.  Additional “human error” in Cincinnati has majority African-American district voting provisional.
  • In Ohio, African-American Turnout Threatened by Reduced Early Voting and Faulty Ballots: Greg Palast in Ohio reporting for Democracy Now.

 

From Struggle’s Facebook Friends Network

  • Piper Avalokita in Athens Ohio: “I showed up to vote this morning only to find that my name had been deleted from the list even though I voted in the primary election. They made me vote provisionally even though my name and address were still on the little voting confirmation sticker.”
  • Laura B. in Hudson Ohio:  “They changed where I normally vote, but additionally the number on my voting card was not the same number I was listed as when I went today…and the there were NO clear markers for the precinct lines, and the volunteers weren’t officiant either…It seemed like it could put a lot of voters off, especially the seniors…”

  • From my Mother-in-Law voting in Hamilton County, home of Cincinnati:  “Poll workers were checking IDs for every person casting their vote.”  – There is no ID requirement to vote in Ohio, and this is a common tactic of intimidation and confusion creation.

Potential Vote Rigging

  • Many of us now know what it looks like when a vote for President hops from Democrat to Republican thanks to this video posted on Reddit.  In 2004 over 100 cases of votes hopping from Democrat John Kerry to Republican George W. Bush in Youngstown Ohio and no reports that votes jumped from Republican to Democrat.

  • Suspicious experimental software patch issued by the Secretary of State of Ohio’s office has alerted the attention of the ACLU .  On Election Day an Ohio judge overruled the challenge issued by the Free Press.  Free Press staff BREAKING NEWS: Judge Frost denied the Temporary Restraining Order brought forth in Ohio’s federal court to stop the software patches from being used on voting machines in Ohio. Plaintiff Bob Fitrakis and attorneys are now in state Common Pleas Court for 2:00pm hearing on same issue — the untested, uncertified “experimental” software placed as a pilot program on voting machines.” The Free Press is fighting to have 5% of these counties votes counted by hand to verify results.

We are still waiting to see if unbelievable numbers start coming in for Romney from the suspect Republican counties in Ohio, that contrast sharply with predicted exit polls as happened late in 2004.

 

5 Ominous Signs of Election Rigging in the 2012 Presidential Election in Ohio

5 Ways the 2012 Presidential Election is being suppressed and potentially rigged.

  • Experimental, suspect Software Patches secretly installed by the Republican Ohio Secretary of State on the vote tabulators (the machines that count the votes) at the last minute. Salon.  *Update Bob Fitrakis and The Free Press are challenging the legality of this software in court hoping to have it removed or mandate a hand-count of the results in the affected counties. Free Press.
  • Provisional ballot requirements altered at the last minute by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to shift the onus of filling out the form perfectly from the poll worker to the voter.  This could needlessly invalidate thousands of votes.  Provisional ballots are far more often used in low income and minority districts that have a more transient population, not in stable affluent neighborhoods.  Think Progress
  • Voter Suppression Software.  Software at the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) fails at the basic function  of updating Voter Registration information.  This was discovered when inner-city people turned up to vote and were told they weren’t registered, even though they went through the process of changing their records, but the faulty software could not perform its basic function and potentially thousands have been purged from the voter rolls as a result.  The Free Press
  • Suspect Voting Machines in Cincinnati, which reportedly routinely fail and are “easily susceptible to chicanery that could alter the results of an election,” produced by company with strong ties to Mitt Romney.  Forbes
  • Early Voting Suppression in Ohio and Florida.  In Florida up to 9 hour lines to vote early are being described as a scene from the Third World, Ohio also has long lines and Early Voting has continuously been under attack by the Office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.  The Nation.

Support our efforts to expose and document these dirty tricks through donations to the Kickstarter Campaign for Struggle.

Watch Struggle to see exactly how the 2004 Presidential Election was rigged for Republican George W. Bush.

Struggle from MentalRev Productions on Vimeo.

 

Struggle 2012, The Upcoming Presidential Election

Dear Friends,

Thank you for helping Struggle reach its goal on Kickstarter, while this is an achievement it does come with an asterisk as my partner Melissa was the largest donor at $5000 (from our household).  She made this donation because we were very concerned with a stagnant campaign heading into the final week, and needed a push to reach our goal of $7500.  That goal was eclipsed following a wonderful, in-depth, hour long interview on KGO with host Pat Thurston and myself.  While we are pleased that we will receive some funding for the film, we do encourage folks to continue to donate to support the documentary effort on Kickstarter.

Like many of you I am very concerned about this 2012 election.  Most experts consider Ohio and Florida to again be the deciding swing states.  Not surprisingly, as in 2004, both of these states are now under the control of Republican Secretary of States and Governors who again are abusing their offices to suppress voters and potentially rig another Presidential Election in favor of the Republican Presidential Candidate; George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 and Mitt Romney in 2012.  Below are just 5 frightening directives and associations that point to voter suppression and election rigging in favor of Romney 2012.

If Ohio goes to the Republican Presidential Candidate again in 2012 I have no doubt in my mind that it will be through the nefarious means of: Voter Suppression, Ballot- Tampering, Stuffing, and Electronic Manipulation of the vote totals, as was done in Ohio in 2004, and is extensively documented in our film Struggle.

Big Announcement: If Ohio goes Romney in 2012 I will produce an addendum to Struggle, fly back to Ohio and begin compiling my evidence one week following the election.  This will require funds to pay for: Airfare, Travel, Equipment, Assistants, and Materials.  I have already begun coordinating with the Columbus Free Press, and other contributors who will be filming at the polls on Election Day.  If Ohio goes Obama I will put funds towards increasing the production value of the film, and paying for outreach, to create an easily accessible high quality document of a stolen Presidential Election suitable for Libraries and future broadcast and theatrical play.

Please continue to spread the word asking folks to please donate to this very worthy effort and Documentary, Struggle on Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mentalrev/struggle-0

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5 Ways the 2012 Presidential Election is being suppressed and potentially rigged.

  • Experimental, suspect Software Patches secretly installed by the Republican Ohio Secretary of State on the vote tabulators (the machines that count the votes) at the last minute. Salon
  • Provisional ballot requirements altered at the last minute by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to shift the onus of filling out the form perfectly from the poll worker to the voter.  This could needlessly invalidate thousands of votes.  Provisional ballots are far more often used in low income and minority districts that have a more transient population, not in stable affluent neighborhoods.  Think Progress
  • Voter Suppression Software.  Software at the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) fails at the basic function  of updating Voter Registration information.  This was discovered when inner-city people turned up to vote and were told they weren’t registered, even though they went through the process of changing their records, but the faulty software could not perform its basic function and potentially thousands have been purged from the voter rolls as a result.  The Free Press
  • Suspect Voting Machines in Cincinnati, which reportedly routinely fail and are “easily susceptible to chicanery that could alter the results of an election,” produced by company with strong ties to Mitt Romney.  Forbes
  • Early Voting Suppression in Ohio and Florida.  In Florida up to 9 hour lines to vote early are being described as a scene from the Third World, Ohio also has long lines and Early Voting has continuously been under attack by the Office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.  The Nation.

Thank you for your support to the film Struggle, let’s be prepared for the 2012 sequel if it comes to it.  Speak truth to power,

Roger Hill, Director of Struggle

 

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Struggle (61 minutes, Documentary 2012)

Struggle, is a film about what happens in U.S. elections when the forces of racism, corruption, technological manipulation and old fashioned ballot-box stuffing coalesce to deny Americans their right to vote and steal elections.

A chilling, foreboding documentary on U.S. Presidential Elections.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/45326279

Struggle is a case study of the 2004 Presidential Election in Ohio, the deciding swing state which delivered the presidency once again to George W. Bush.  Diligently researched by the key contributors to the film, Struggle is a bold film that challenges the legitimacy of that Presidential Election and brings the entire U.S. electoral process into question.

This gripping documentary is filmed with a mix of expert testimony and first-hand accounts of voters whose votes were suppressed or manipulated, and community members who protested for election reform and justice in the State and National Capitals.  This informative, engaging and tense film is told from a grass roots perspective, from the ground up, without the filters of mainstream media framing the dialogue.  Filmed with a handheld style that reflects the intensity of the moment,  this film identifies the practices of Individual and State entities to silence protest and manipulate elections in the United States.

Struggle is currently airing on Link TV and can be seen online for Free by visiting the project page on Kickstarter on our website www.mentalrev.com and on Vimeo and Youtube. Please share and consider donating to the Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign as this film was made solely through the scant resources of the filmmaker. Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mentalrev/struggle-0

Thank You,

Roger Hill – Director of Struggle

Voter Suppression in the News

From the Free Press and key contributor to Struggle, Bob Fitrakis

Will Bain-Linked E-Voting Machines Give Romney the White House?

Ken Blackwell, Ohio’s former Secretary of State and key conspirator in the rigging of Ohio’s election in 2004, and “star” of Struggle, back to assist another election, why not he did such a good job last time.

Ken Blackwell, Vice Chair of the Republican National Committee’s platform committee. Democracy Now

And this one from the Nation.  Ohio GOP admits early voting cutbacks are racially motivated.

More to come.

 

 

Struggle on Link TV

Struggle will be airing on Link TV throughout October as part of their campaign to fund-raise and build awareness on voter suppression and election fraud in the run-up to the 2012 election.  Please check out their web page for the film to see when it will be airing.

http://www.linktv.org/programs/struggle

Link TV can be found on DIRECTV Channel 375 and on the DISH Network Channel 9410.  It is also available in the Bay Area on basic cable Channel 27

Director Roger Hill sits down with Dr. Bob Fitrakis to discuss the film Struggle (Podcast)

Fight Back Podcast with Director Roger Hill

Check out the podcast of Roger Hill sitting down with Bob Fitrakis on his “Fight Back” radio program. Dr. Fitrakis is the key expert in the film Struggle and his work and that of the Columbus Free Press was instrumental in unearthing much of the factual evidence that indicated election fraud in the 2004 election.